And so the other weekend when I just
I knew there was butter, milk, powdered sugar, and cocoa required, all of which I had on hand...so I basically searched for a simple recipe that used all those things.
I was inspired by this recipe by Lauren's Latest, and made a few minor adjustments. Another win.
1 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
5 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla (because I also really like vanilla)
5 tablespoons of milk (you can use more or less to get your desired consistency)
Mix together butter and cocoa together in large bowl until smooth (do not proceed to lick the cocoa spoon before dropping it in the sink. It's bitter...promise...)
Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. (I recommend stirring in powdered sugar a cup at a time to make mixing easier)
Slowly add in milk and mix well until you reach the desired consistency.
This recipe should ice 24 cupcakes. I ended up having some left over though, which I stuck in the fridge and proceeded to snack on for the rest of the week. It tasted so reminiscent of fudge at Christmas.
And let's be honest. I only really made the cupcakes for the icing anyway...
Happy Monday, friends!!