How to Make Chocolate Icing

By Denise Oliveri

Chocolate icing is so yummy on cakes, cupcakes and brownies. Here is a simple recipe for making chocolate icing from scratch.

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credit: Lark Gillespie
How to Make Chocolate Icing
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credit: Lark Gillespie
How to Make Chocolate Icing

Step 1

Gather the ingredients listed above.

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credit: Lark Gillespie
How to Make Chocolate Icing

Step 2

In the large bowl, combine the butter and cocoa powder. For a better consistency, do not use margarine in place of butter. Beat these ingredients on a medium speed until mixed thoroughly.

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credit: Lark Gillespie
How to Make Chocolate Icing

Step 3

Add in the milk, vanilla extract and salt. Beat at medium speed until smooth.

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credit: Lark Gillespie
How to Make Chocolate Icing

Step 4

Gradually add in the confectioners sugar, continuing to beat at medium speed until the icing is smooth and creamy. For a thinner icing, add 1/2 teaspoon of milk while beating.