Light chocolate buttercream

    10 min

    Just four simple ingredients in this chocolate buttercream icing, which is lighter than most other chocolate buttercream recipes. This is perfect for sponge cake, as it is nice and light.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 550g icing sugar
    • 85g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon milk
    • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth with electric mixer. Slowly beat in icing sugar 5 tablespoons at a time. Add milk. Beat in cocoa. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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    omg well made a lovely cake for my sons birthday tomorrow and found this recipe for icing and thought the measurements odd but carried on and had to half the ingredients as it seemed a lot of icing sugar and had to add water and more milk and butter and ended up with too much drippy icing , so very disappointed and would not recommend it its wasted my time and money quantities are wrong dont know who put this recipe up very angry mom in staffs.grrrr any new bakers DONT BOTHER .  -  05 May 2014


    Needs a lot mor butter. Wouldn't bind together at all  -  15 Sep 2013


    Think the quantities are wrong! only added about half of the icing sugar and it turned to breadcrumbs, had to add loads more milk to bring it back, tasted nice with the extra milk though  -  20 Jun 2013