Sweet, rich, creamy and chocolatey!
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 4 Tbsp water or milk
- With electric mixer on high, beat margarine until fluffy. Beat in cocoa powder and vanilla on low. Gradually beat in sugar, alternating with water, until desired thickness is achieved (if a thinner frosting is desired, increase water. If a thicker one is desired, decrease water).
Vanilla - Omit cocoa powder, increase sugar to 2 1/2 cups.
Orange - Omit cocoa powder, replace vanilla with orange extract. Increase confectioners' sugar to 2 1/2 cups add 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel. Substitute orange juice for the water.
Lemon - Omit cocoa powder and vanilla. Increase sugar to 2 1/2 cups add 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel. Substitute 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 1 tablespoon of the water.