I've tried many different types of recipes for icing but I think that this one is the best. It is smooth and creamy and lasts well. It also freezes well (you can ice your cake and then freeze it).
- 1 1/2 cups Icing (confectioners) Sugar
- 3 tablespoons good quality Cocoa
- 3 tablespoons softened Butter or dairy free spread
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- Splash of Vanilla Essence
Combine all the ingredients with a fork until the mixture is smooth (I sometimes use the beater for this, depending on the amount of lumps I get).