Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened (you can use margarine but the flavor will not be the same)
  • 2 2⁄3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1⁄3 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 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (for light)
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (for medium)
  • 3⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (for dark rich)

Instructions

1 _ Cream the butter in a small bowl.

2 _ Blend in the cocoa powder (the amount desired for a light, medium or dark flavor), vanilla, confectioners sugar, alternately with the cream.

3 _ 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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