This Chocolate Frosting (without butter) uses shortening instead of butter. It is easy, light, tasty and perfect for decorating. It does not need to be refrigerated and is shelf-safe for days. It can also sit in the heat for hours so it's great for parties, weddings and outdoor events!
Add the shortening to the mixer and mix for a couple of minutes, then gradually add the powdered sugar, Dream whip, cocoa and blend together until smooth.
Add the vanilla, then add the milk until you get the right consistency. *I find that ⅓ cup is just right, but you may need a little more or less.
*NOTE: I use the Wilton Spatula Method for smoothing my cakes (VIDEO HERE -first method shown)* But I take it a step further and after I've smoothed it with the method in the video, I heat my spatula in boiling water, wipe it off with a clean tea towel, smooth, remove excess icing by scraping it into a bowl, then wipe with a paper towel. Then I keep repeating until I reach desired smoothness.**NOTE: If you have never piped a simple shell border, then check out this VIDEO.My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
Chocolate Frosting (without butter)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.