To achieve a super smooth frosting, spread this recipe of chocolate or white frosting on your cake. Allow it to set for approximately 30 minutes, then gently smooth by rubbing your fingers along a Viva paper towel laid on top of the frosting. The result is the super smooth frosting look of the chocolate cake picture above!
- 1/2 cup butter or non-dairy alternative, softened (I like Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks) or vegetable shortening
- 2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
- up to 1/2 – 3/4 cup dairy or non-dairy milk of choice
Cream the sugar, cocoa and butter together with an electric mixer. Add the vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk, beating well to combine, then add the food coloring if using, and additional milk (if and only as necessary) to achieve a spreadable consistency, beating for several minutes at the end until light and fluffy. Note:*Depending on whether you use butter, Earth Balance, coconut oil or shortening, you may not need much or any milk to achieve spreading consistency.
Use recipe above, and omit cocoa powder. Reduce milk to 1/4 cup. Food coloring, optional.