Monday, December 1, 2014

Chocolate Frosting

I have a love/hate relationship with dishes.
I love, love, love when they are clean.
I hate, hate, hate to clean them.

Seriously hate to do dishes. I would rather scrub toilets.

In an effort to minimize my dishes after making this, I had the grand idea of just mixing my sugar and cocoa and not sifting it.

Don't be like me.

I got it all in a bowl and started stirring. There were little balls-o-ingredient in the mixture. Not the fine mixture I should be using.
So, I cave, I grab the sifter.

In trying to get everything from the bowl to the sifter I made a mess like you only read about. My counter, my nearby appliances, my shirt....covered.

I repeat, don't be like me.
Just do it right to begin with. I tried to outsmart the system and made a bigger mess for myself.

3 Cups confectioners’ sugar
¾ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick butter (softened)
3-4 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tsp vanilla

1. Sift sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl
2. In another bowl, combine 1 cup sugar mix, butter, and 1 tbsp cream
3. Beat until smooth
4. Add another cup of sugar and tbsp cream
5. Beat until smooth
6. Repeat until all ingredients are used

7. Add vanilla and beat until fluffy

Recipe adapted from Food Network

This recipe was shared with:
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Thursday: Sweet Haute, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, Katherine's Corner, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Lambert's Lately, Embracing Change
Friday:  Happy and Blessed Home, The Grits Blog, Play Party Pin, Lady Behind the Curtain, The Country Cook, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Craft Dictator, Thirty Handmade Days, City of Creative Dreams, Diary of a Real Housewife, Craft O Maniac, The Girl Creative, Morsels of Life, Coffee with us 3
Saturday: Melanie Makes, Petite Allergy Treats, Cooking with Ruthie, Six Sister's Stuff, Beauty Through Imperfection, Raising Memories
Sunday: A Peek into my Paradise, Denise Designed, 3 Little Greenwoods, Three Mango Seeds   


  1. My mouth is watering just thinking about this recipe for chocolate frosting, can't wait to try it.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. sounds so yummy come see us at

  3. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  4. This sounds yummy!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  6. This looks so perfect! I wish I could take a bite right now! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Yummy! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  8. This looks like a great frosting, I love chocolate frosting. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  9. Sounds just like something I would do - make a big mess by trying to be efficient! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)