Chocolate Butter Icing Recipe

Chocolate Butter Icing Recipe

Ingredients: Makes enough to fill and cover one 20 cm / 8 in cake

30 ml/2 tbsp cocoa (unsweetened chocolate) powder
15 ml/1 tbsp boiling water
100 g/4 oz butter or margarine, softened
225 g/8 oz icing (confectioners') sugar, sifted
15 ml/1 tbsp milk

Method:

Mix the cocoa to a paste with the boiling water, then leave to cool. Beat the butter or margarine until soft. Gradually beat in the icing sugar, milk and cocoa mixture until well blended.

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