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Milk Chocolate Frosting for a Cornucopia Cake

This versatile frosting adds a nice (and decadent) depth to any cake. If you are using it for a cornucopia cake, you will need to make two batches. Use this festive cake as a table centerpiece for a Thanksgiving gathering.

Milk Chocolate Frosting

Tools: Electric mixer, paddle attachment

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups

1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1⁄4 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until fluffy.

  2. Add the cocoa powder and sugar, and beat on medium speed to combine.

  3. Gradually add in the whipping cream, beating until the frosting is creamy. If necessary, beat in additional cream one drop at a time until the frosting reaches the desired consistency to be perfectly spreadable.

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