Brown Beauty Icing (Chocolate)

My Mom always used this for her chocolate icing for her cakes when I was growing up. It is wonderful with the death by chocolate cake recipe I submitted. When made together, you can smell the chocolate from several feet away!

Brown Beauty Icing (Chocolate)


  • 1 1/2 Cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/4 Cup of milk
  • 3 Squares (3 oz. total) unsweetened chocolate- melted
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 whole egg


  1. Blend Sugar, shortening, milk, chocolate and vanilla in mixng bowl
  2. Add the egg and beat with mixer until frosting is smooth
  3. Place bowl in ice water bath and stir until frosting is thick enough to spread
  4. If frosting becomes too thick, dip bowl in hot water for a few seconds and stir to desiered consistencey

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