This lovely, thick and rich frosting is great to work with, crusts well and has been a favourite of all my friends and those who have asked for cakes to be made. This is what I frosted the 3 tier chocolate cake with pink roses (I added some brown food colouring to darken the brown of the frosting on that cake)
For a vegan frosting use a vegan marg and water can be used in place of the milk with little change in flavour.
All measurements are US cup sizes.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup light Karo syrup (or Golden syrup)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup powdered cocoa
- 3-4 tbsp. milk
- 1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
Cream butter. Add Karo, salt and vanilla. Stir in cocoa slowly. Add milk and sugar alternating a little at a time, beating until smooth. Add additional milk, if needed.