Chocolate Icing

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).  

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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).