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Classic Dark Chocolate Frosting

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted, firmly packed
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cream/Top milk 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Cream butter until very soft.
Sift sugar and cocoa together twice and add to butter alternately with cream.and vanilla, blending thoroughly.
To darken color, place in saucepan and heat over very low heat, stirring constantly until frosting is dark and glossy—about 5 minutes.
Spread on cake immediately.
Enough for two 8-inch layers.
Also good for eclairs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Blending
Ingredient: 
Cocoa

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1873 Calories from Fat 487

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g85.3%

Saturated Fat 35.3 g176.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 124.1 mg41.4%

Sodium 101.6 mg4.2%

Total Carbohydrates 370 g123.3%

Dietary Fiber 19.9 g79.7%

Sugars 317 g

Protein 14 g27.7%

Vitamin A 29.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 18.9% Iron 46.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Classic Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe