Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing

READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
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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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