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Quick Chocolate Frosting


Use this frosting to create the "dirt" for our Flowerpot Cakes.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups

Photography: Anna Williams

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2004


  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Sift sugar and cocoa together in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Use immediately.

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