Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

As seen on Martha Stewart. Courtesy of Billy Reech of Bill's Bakery, NYC. Be sure to check out Billy's Vanilla Buttercream recipe, #167663 and Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcake recipe, #167664.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. With mixer on low speed, add chocolate until just combined.
  3. Add milk, vanilla, and sugar; mix on medium until well combined, being careful not to overmix.


Most Helpful

Tastes great, holds up when piped....and NO SHORTENING!! It's a keeper

1moxiemom April 09, 2011

Decadent and easy! I used this on my sons birthday cake and it got rave reviews. I was thinking that you could replace the semi-sweet chips with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips to make other awesome flavors or this icing.

Cannoli May 12, 2009

Reminds me of my grandmothers icing - the ultimate compliment!

JaeElle May 19, 2008

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