Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by MaryEllis

Great Buttercream Frosting


  1. YEILD 3 cups.
  2. Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla.
  3. Gradually add sifted sugar & cocoa powder, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides & bottom of bowl often.
  4. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk & beat at medium speed until light & fluffy. Keep icing covered with a damp.
  5. cloth until ready to use. Refrigerate leftover icing in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
  6. For stiffer consistency icing only add 3 tablespoons of milk.
  7. For Chocolate Mocha Icing, substitute freshly brewed strong coffee in place of 1/2 of the milk required.

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