Chocolate buttercream icing

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Chocolate buttercream icing

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder , sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup 35% cream

Instructions

  • BEAT butter in a bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, until smooth, 1 to 2 min. Gradually beat in icing sugar and cocoa on low, scraping bottom and sides of bowl until just combined. Add vanilla and salt and beat on medium-high until very light and fluffy, 3 to 4 min. Add cream and beat 1 min.

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