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!
Keyword buttercream, chocolate, crisco, icing
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Adapted from Indydebi's buttercream
1-⅓cupsCricsoor another brand of vegetable shortening
5.5cupspowdered sugar/icing sugar
3tbspDream Whip powder*or substitute another powdered whipped dessert topping
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.