Basic Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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This is a basic recipe that allows you to make the choice of how sweet it is. Top cupcakes and muffins and especially chocolate zucchini cakes with this icing.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • cup butter, at room temperature

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided

  • cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted

Directions

  1. Beat butter and 1/4 cup cocoa powder together in a bowl with an electric mixer on low until light and fluffy. Gradually add milk, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Cook's Note:

For a more dark-chocolaty taste or to counteract the sometimes prevalent taste of confectioner's sugar, add more cocoa powder.

Margarine can be substituted for butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
4g Fat
30g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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