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Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing

Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing created by Izy Hossack

A wonderful frosting I have used for years made in very little time with perfect results and 100% better than any canned, this frosting is so good you will find yourself eating a fair amount of it before even using it to frost with! --- choose the amount of cocoa powder you desire for either a light, medium or dark frosting, and make certain to sift the cocoa powder and the confectioners sugar before using for the recipe--- this frosting *freezes* very well so double the recipe and freeze one batch for next time --- *NOTE* for an ultra creamy fluffy milk chocolate frosting add in 1 to 1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip topping at the end of mixing the frosting and beat on low speed until blended ------- also see my recipe#80118 ---- recipe#282040 --- recipe#90142

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ingredients

  • 12 cup butter, softened (you can use margarine but the flavor will not be the same)
  • 2 23 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 13 cup half-and-half cream (can use unwhipped whipping cream in place of half and half) or 1/3 cup milk (can use unwhipped whipping cream in place of half and half)
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • 13 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (for light)
  • 12 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (for medium)
  • 34 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (for dark rich)

directions

  • Cream the butter in a small bowl.
  • Blend in the cocoa powder (the amount desired for a light, medium or dark flavor), vanilla, confectioners sugar, alternately with the cream.
  • Beat with an electric mixer, until the desired texture is achieved.
  • **NOTE** because of the additional cocoa powder more cream may have to be added in to reach desired consistency.
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"A wonderful frosting I have used for years made in very little time with perfect results and 100% better than any canned, this frosting is so good you will find yourself eating a fair amount of it before even using it to frost with! --- choose the amount of cocoa powder you desire for either a light, medium or dark frosting, and make certain to sift the cocoa powder and the confectioners sugar before using for the recipe--- this frosting *freezes* very well so double the recipe and freeze one batch for next time --- *NOTE* for an ultra creamy fluffy milk chocolate frosting add in 1 to 1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip topping at the end of mixing the frosting and beat on low speed until blended ------- also see my recipe#80118 ---- recipe#282040 --- recipe#90142"
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  1. dtober1
    Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing Created by dtober1
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  2. dtober1
    This is my favorite icing and everyone I’ve made this for loves it! It’s very easy to make as well! This recipe is great for vanilla buttercream too when you omit the cocoa powder. Being one that has tried numerous homemade buttercream recipes, this is the best!
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  3. shadowgirl...
    I love this recipe. The reason for the 4 stars is there is just way too much confectioner sugar for us. I did 2 cups and it was still a tad too sweet. This recipe easily iced 18 large cupcakes. Just enough leftover to lick the bowl. As others have said...I added a tsp of instant coffee to the recipe.
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  4. sandeuci
    My mom use to add a tsp. of instant coffee to this. Fantastic addition.
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  5. BakingwithLove
    Great recipe and can make with ease. I baked two chocolate cakes over the weekend for birthday celebrations. I doubled the recipe and both cakes received raving reviews! Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper!!
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