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Sorry I haven’t been around lately…I’ve been busy making cakes and putting smiles on other peoples faces.

But no fear Black Martha will not disappear (that sounded really dorky)…I do have a quick frosting recipe to share. This is for those of you who still use canned frosting…SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

Its a very easy recipe to make. This frosting goes great with yellow cake…and yes you can use a box cake mix (I cringed when I typed that)…whatever you fancy.

It is a little on the sweet side, but I believe chocolate lovers will appreciate the goodness.

Chocolate Frosting
adapted from Sing for your Supper

Makes about 3 1/2

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey Cocoa Powder)
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
*1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

* I haven’t tried this with heavy cream, but I’m sure it would make your frosting super velvety and that much more great!

You can make this in an electric stand mixer or hand mixer.

Stir melted butter into cocoa and alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add a small amount of additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Mix until well combined.

Frost cake when completely cooled, as desired.


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