Creamy chocolate icing

    15 min

    This icing is quick and easy to make and tastes fantastic. It's creamy, smooth and not overly chocolately. This recipe makes enough to ice a 20cm cake.

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    Makes: 550 g

    • 350g icing sugar
    • 35g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 90g butter
    • 75ml evaporated milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, sieve together the icing sugar and cocoa; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.

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    This is absolutely fantastic chocolate icing and I'll most definitely use it again and again. Thank you! It is like a buttercream, but not quite as heavy. I followed the recipe to the letter, except I used regular milk instead of evaporated, only b/c I didn't have evaporated to hand. In the future I'd like to try adding additional flavours - maybe cinnamon instead of vanilla, or coffee. Thanks again!  -  04 Mar 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. adding coffee instead of vanilla gives a real depth to this icing! made with 2 tea spoons of fine coffee powder and 1 teaspoon of hot water, chocolate heaven! xx  -  10 Mar 2011


    This is a divine recipe! Easy to make and sooo good! I tweaked it a bit by only putting in about 150g of icing sugar and using hot chocolate instead of cocoa! AND! The best thing is that when you freeze it, it makes an amazing ice-cream! The ice-cream could be eaten for ever and ever because its not heavy but very chocolatey! One recipe I'll be saving!  -  23 Feb 2011