Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Cream butter or margarine in small bowl. Add cocoa and confectioners’ sugar alternately with milk; beat to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. Will frost two 9-inch layers.

* For lighter flavor, use 1/3 cup cocoa.
* For darker flavor, use 3/4 cup cocoa.

© Charlie Petitt
This page was first published on January 19, 2007.