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Best Quick Chocolate Icing

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Serves 1 cake/about 18 cupcakes | Prep Time 5-7 | Cook Time 0


2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
9 cups confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 cups baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.

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Every person I've ever made this icing for can't keep their hands out of the mixing bowl. It has a really great thick and creamy consistency that makes it absolutely perfect for cakes and cupcakes. It also takes about 5 minutes to make!

I tried this today on cupcakes that came out a bit too dry. I quartered the recipe and still had enough to freeze for another batch of cupcakes (I do this with most icings, because I'm lazy). The icing was really easy to make, nice and thick, stayed on the cupcakes and peaked. Loved the fact it was so fast.

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