Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing, Decorator Icing/Frosting Recipe

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Wilton's Chocolate Buttercream Icing, Decorator Icing/Frosting
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  1. Stiff Consistency: In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add cocoa and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk, 1 tbsp at a time until you get the desired consistency and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
  2. Chocolate Mocha Icing: Substitute cold brewed strong coffee for milk in Chocolate Buttercream recipe.
  3. Darker Chocolate Icing: Add an additional 1/4 cup cocoa (or one additional 1 oz. square unsweetened chocolate, melted) and 1 additional tablespoon milk to Chocolate Buttercream Icing.
  4. For Thin (Spreading) Consistency Icing: Add 3-4 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 273.42 Kcal (1145 kJ)
Calories from fat 201.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.39g 34%
Cholesterol 33.61mg 11%
Sodium 103.26mg 4%
Potassium 152.71mg 3%
Total Carbs 16.86g 6%
Sugars 13.31g 53%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 3%
Protein 1.69g 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 36.5mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 550.4 Kcal (2304 kJ)
Calories from fat 405.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.08g 34%
Cholesterol 67.66mg 11%
Sodium 207.87mg 4%
Potassium 307.4mg 3%
Total Carbs 33.94g 6%
Sugars 26.8g 53%
Dietary Fiber 1.59g 3%
Protein 3.39g 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 1%
Calcium 73.5mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.2
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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