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Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time:10 min
Yield:2 cups


  • 2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk


  1. 1.
    PLACE chocolate in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until smooth.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE powdered sugar, salt, melted chocolate, shortening and vanilla in mixing bowl. Slowly blend in milk to desired consistency. Beat on high 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.


  4. 1.
    MOCHA FROSTING: FOLLOW the recipe above, substituting 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water for 1 tablespoon of milk.


Serving Size (1/12 of recipe), Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 100), Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 100mg, Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 30g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Chocolate Frosting 5 5 1 2
Excellent when you dont want dairy. A friend wanted a white cake with chocolate frosting. Being summer and not able to keep cold knowing butter wouldnt work, I googled Crisco. Always having the ingredients in the pantry, made so easy to make. Tastes great. With everyone into dark dark chocolate lately. This was soft and refreshing. Enjoy. June 28, 2012
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