Why I Love This Recipe
Hershey's cocoa has recipes on the box for cake, hot cocoa, and frosting. While I enjoy the hot cocoa and the cake is awesome, I wasn't crazy about the frosting. The sweetness overpowered the chocolate, there was no subtlety. So, I made a couple of changes. I cut out 1/3 of the sugar called for, giving it a darker, more chocolatey flavour; I also added raspberry preserves-- just a little-- which gives a nice subtle flavour.
A more 'adult' version of the frosting, in my opinion.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 stick butter
2/3 C cocoa powder (NOT dutch process)
2 C confectioners' sugar
1/3 C milk
1tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbls raspberry preserves
Melt butter, stir in cocoa.
Add confectioners' sugar and milk alternately. I find it better to mix by hand with a whisk, but beat on low if you prefer power tools.
Add preserves and vanilla, mix until well incorporated. Add more milk if needed.