# of Servings: ~3 cups
Recipe Entered By: Kathy P
Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara
|1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3-4 Tbsp water or milk (for stiff consistancy)
pinch salt (optional)
|Cream shortening and butter. Add cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla and beat thoroughly. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time mixing well between additions, alternating w/ the water. Scrape down bowl between additions. Start with 3 Tbsp of water and check consistency before adding more.
This will give stiff consistency icing. For thinner consistency, add additional water 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency.
|You can use any kind of stick margarine that is safe for you. Do not use tub or spread margarine as the water content is too high. You can use all shortening if necessary, but the flavor will be flatter and it may require additional liquid to get to the correct consistency. Be sure to add a generous pinch of salt if using unsalted margarine or all shortening.
Use dairy, soy, corn, gluten, and nut free ingredients as needed.
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