Fluffy Chocolate Frosting
1 stick unsalted butter, softened, 113 grams
1 1/2 cups solid shortening ( 285 grams)
7 cups powdered sugar 793 grams
1 1/4 c. (86 grams) cocoa powder, loosely fill your measuring cup
1/2 c. water or milk (114 grams)
2 Tablespoons vanilla, ( 24 grams)
Cream butter and shortening until creamy — blend in the vanilla. Add powdered sugar, cocoa and most of the water. Mix throughly on medium speed for approximately 6 – 8 minutes until creamy and smooth. Add your remaining water as necessary. Scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally during the mixing process.
Recipe can be doubled
This is a crusting buttercream, and works well with the viva and roller methods of smoothing (if you’re going for that super smooth finish).