Old Fashioned Chocolate Birthday Cake Frosting
10 oz. butter, softened
2 lb bag of powdered sugar, 3/4 cup withheld
1/2 cup cocoa powder (eye ball it)
3 big spoonfuls powdered egg whites (the secret ingredient!)
2 tsp. vanilla
Milk or half and half, to thin to desired consistency
Cream the butter and sugar.
Add milk and cocoa, alternating.
Add powdered egg white and vanilla.
Beat until fluffy and delicious!
Pairs Well With
My mom recently made this for my step-father for his 54th birthday. From what I've read, you can substitute buttermilk if a baking recipe calls for milk -- which is exactly what she did. Buttermilk tends to give baked goods a better flavor and texture than milk.