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Delicious chocolate icing

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Serves 12

This is a yummy, chocolate icing which is perfect for cupcakes and cakes. The best icing out there

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Ingredients

  • Makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes
  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 40g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 40ml milk
  • Few squares of Cadbury's milk chocolate, melted
  • If you are making a medium to large cake, simply double the quantity!

Method

    1. Beat the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder together in freestanding electric mixer (Or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium/slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
    2. Turn the mixer down to a slower speed. Add the milk to the butter mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time.
    3. When the milk has been incorporated, add the melted chocolate.
    4. Once all the chocolate has been combined, turn the mixer up to a high speed
    5. Continue beating for about 5 minutes, until it is light and fluffy. The longer the frosting is beaten, the lighter and fluffier it becomes! Spread on anything and enjoy!!!!!!! :D

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shnokie's picture

Delicious I think that's all that needs to be said oh yes and the icing sugar does go everywhere so I gentle stirred in the milk before giving it a good mix it came out just fine thanks for sharing this recipe

abj2001's picture
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Really good Icing! I thought the quantity seemed large for 12 cupcakes so I halved all the ingredients and there was still plenty of frosting. Obviously depends how much you like but I don't like mine heaped up so there was plenty. Very delicious, definitely use again.

madster20001's picture

very helpful

Kbell's picture

I'm glad I read the comments before making this - I put a tea towel over the mixing bowl and it minimised the sugar explosion! Worked for me.

shnokie's picture

This is a winner in my household and all my friends love it too

last edited: 14:00, 22nd Jun, 2013
john2110's picture

looking forward to making thi

la cuina de casa's picture
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My very first icing ever and so easy to make! Can see myself repeating the experience. The whole family (husband and children plus myself) liked it on top of the sugar-free banana muffins we'd made earlier.

stix123's picture
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This icing was amazing!! Definitely recommend! Icing sugar did go everywhere when whisked it but the kids laughed! Added to the fun of baking

lexiesgirl's picture

Oh and the icing sugar went EVERYWHERE when you whisked it!

lexiesgirl's picture

Loved this recipe! We had it on coconut cupcakes and they tasted wonderful. The only thing is I added to much chocolate and it came out as a thick paste, to thick to pipe on! It wasn't the recipes fault but maybe put a specific amount of chocolate?

amandacurry's picture
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Not the most chocolatiest icing out there but really good and really quick to make. Very light and fluffy and so good I ate the last bit with a spoon!! Will definitely be making it again!

ginapetrie's picture
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Brilliant. Used it on cup cakes - tasted delicious!

samg1978's picture
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This recipe is wonderful... definitely a keeper

traceydelaney's picture
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Loved this brilliant recipe. It's not often that you have to search for an icing recipe, but my last chocolate icing recipe let me down, so I thought I'd look for a new one.....so many compliments!

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