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Chocolate buttercream frosting

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Ingredients: 

For one cup of frosting

Light flavor: 2 tablespoons cocoa
Medium flavor: 1/4 cup cocoa
Dark flavor: 1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons milk or water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For 2 cups of frosting

Light flavor: 1/4 cup cocoa
Medium flavor: 1/2 cup cocoa
Dark flavor: 3/4 cup cocoa
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
4-5 tablespoons milk or water
1 teaspoon vanilla


Choose amount of cocoa for flavor you prefer and combined with confectioners' sugar. Cream butter with 1/2 cup of cocoa mixture in a small bowl. Add remaining cocoa mixture alternating with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. For glossier frosting add 1 tablespoon corn syrup.

One cup frosts an 8 or 9 inch square or round cake or pan of brownies or top of 13 x 9 x 2" cake or brownies. 2 cups fills and frosts an 8 inch or 9 inch two layer cake or frosts 30 cupcakes.

 

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