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Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

Cocoa Buttercream FrostingThis creamy chocolate frosting, made with cocoa, is so easy and delicious, you'll never want to buy a can of chocolate frosting again.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 to 6 tablespoons milk, as needed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar and cocoa; add the softened butter, vanilla and 5 tablespoons milk and beat beat on low speed until ingredients are combined, then on high speed until well combined, adding more milk, if needed, for desired spreading consistency.
  2. Use immediately, as desired.

Frosts and fills an 8 or 9-inch layer cake, 1 (13x9x2-inch) cake, or up to 36 cupcakes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 277.0 calories; 26% calories from fat; 8.5g total fat; 21.0mg cholesterol; 58.0mg sodium; 85.5mg potassium; 52.9g carbohydrates; 1.6g fiber; 50.4g sugar; 51.3g net carbs; 1.2g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.