½ pound unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place ½ pound butter, cocoa, and salt in bowl of electric mixer fitted with a paddle.
Cream mixture on low until thoroughly combined, about 3 minutes. Add confectioners' sugar,
half-and-half, and vanilla. Combine on low for 10 seconds. Readjust speed to high and beat until
icing is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Remove from mixer and keep at room temperature until
Makes enough to frost and fill a 2 layer 9-inch cake.
Date: July 23, 2002