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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting



Ingredients:
1   cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2   cups powdered sugar
1 1/2   cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Directions:
  1. In Classic Batter Bowl, beat butter on medium speed of electric mixer 1 minute or until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Place chocolate morsels in Small Micro-Cooker®. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 1-1 1/2 minutes, stirring after each 20-second interval until melted and smooth. Add chocolate to butter mixture. Beat at medium speed until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of batter bowl, if necessary.
  3. Attach desired tip to Easy Accent® Decorator; fill with about 1 cup of the frosting. Frost cooled cake with remaining frosting. Using decorator, pipe a decorative border around top edge and bottom of cake.

Yield: about 3 1/2 cups frosting (enough to frost one 8- or 9-inch layer cake or 24 cupcakes)

Nutrients per serving: (about 4 tablespoons): Calories 310, Total Fat 22 g, Saturated Fat 13 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 160 mg, Fiber 1 g

Cook's Tips: To frost cooled cupcakes, attached closed star tip to decorator. Starting at outside edge, pipe frosting over top of cupcake in a swirl pattern, ending in center.