Deep Chocolate Dark Frosting That's Bowl-Licking Good

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This deep chocolate dark frosting is so easy and delicious you'll forget the canned stuff. Dust off your stand or hand mixer and start whipping.

This cocoa-rich delight is more than worth the effort.

Frost your favorite cake with dark chocolate icing and make your friends drool. But once they get a taste, they'll want more.

But you won't mind because you get to lick the bowl.

Why not take it for a taste test today? Satisfy your deep dark chocolate desire and get advantageous antioxidants!

Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe

  • 1 stick (113g) of margarine*, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup (139g) natural cocoa powder
  • 1 pound box (454g) of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons (347g) of milk/water
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, beat the margarine (this can be very therapeutic) until creamy.

Slowly add the cocoa powder and half the milk, mix. Then add the powdered sugar and milk alternately to the cocoa, till used up, mixing well.

Stop the mixer and thoroughly scrape the bowl. Then add vanilla and beat until well mixed and easy to spread.

If it's too stiff, add a small amount of water. Beat and repeat till it's ready to eat!

*For a reduced-fat frosting substitute 4 oz. or 8 tablespoons (113g) of a light buttery spread like Smart BalanceĀ®.

Either of these cocoa recipes is delicious.

Serving Suggestions for Dark Chocolate Frosting

Try it on...

  • chocolate cake--if you're a true chocolate lover
  • vanilla cake--if you want a flavor contrast
  • cookies--spread some on that plain cookie and give it a chocolate lift
  • your spoon--save some in the fridge for a couple of days. Spoon some up when you have a dark chocolate craving
  • whatever--be creative chocolate makes everything taste better, right?

The spoon's my favorite. A quick bite of dark chocolate to brighten the day. I highly recommend it.

This very deep chocolate dark frosting will make you feel like a kid again waiting to lick the bowl. And you don't even have to share, unless you wanna!

But remember to stop the mixer first. A tongue tangled in the beaters can be a painful thing, not to mention embarrassing!

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