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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 cup butter softened

1/4 cup Ghirardelli Cocoa powder

4 tbs milk mixed with 1 tbs vanilla

3 cups powdered sugar

Place butter in mixer beat until fluffy slowly alternate adding milk and sugar, gradually add in chocolate,whip until well blended light and fluffy. Add more milk if needed

I used a short cut on this one and used a box cake mix. But here is my usual recipe that is wonderful.

Cake: In a mixer bowl, sift 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour with 1-cup ground chocolate, 3/4-cup sugar,1 1/2 tsp baking soda,1/4 tsp cream of tartar, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add 2/3 cup shortening and 3/4 cup buttermilk. Beat on low speed to combine ingredients. Beat on low-medium speed for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup buttermilk, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat additional 2 minutes. Line two (8″ x 1 1/2″ ) round cake pans with waxed paper. Spread batter into pans. Bake at 350ºF for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on racks for 10 to15 minutes; remove from pans

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