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Simple cocoa frosting

Dan Lepard makes a stunning, yet simple icing with a strong chocolate flavour and dark colour.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Mix the cocoa and icing sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter for a few seconds in the microwave, or in a small pan over a low heat. Mix the melted butter and the cream into the sugar and cocoa, and stir until smooth.

  2. Use while smooth enough to spread, or thin with a little boiling water for a runnier icing.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

No cooking required cooking time

Makes enough for a 20cm/8in round cake

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