Thank you Better Home & Gardens!! I'm never buying canned frosting again! So easy and So delicious!! We had some friends over the other night and I decide to make a last minute Devils Food cake. I didn't have any frosting on hand and I didn't have time to go to the store. So, I went to old faithful and looked at all the different frosting recipes and decided on the Chocolate Butter Frosting. I've come to realize that there are things that you should always keep on hand in the pantry. Powdered sugar & cocoa powder are two of those items. It seems like I am always needing these last minute. Confession: We ate 1/2 the cake that night. My husband went out of town for the next three days. Who do you think ate the rest??? Never leave a chocolate cake in my presence alone again!! I have no self control!! ;)
1/3 cup butter or margarine
4 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In a mixing bowl beat butter till fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 1/4 cup milk and vanilla.
Slowly beat in remaining powdered sugar. Beat in additional milk, if needed, to reach spreading consistency.
Beat 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder into butter and reduce powdered sugar to a total of 4 cups.
Source: Better Homes and Garden Cookbook