This frosting recipe as well as so many of my tried and true favorites, came out of my Betty Crocker cookbook. As did the yellow cake recipe that I frosted with this yummy frosting. The frosting is delicious and tastes like fudge!
2/3 cup butter, softened
6 cups confectioners sugar
4 tsp. vanilla
6 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
6 tbsp. milk
Melt the baking chocolate and set aside to cool.
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the confectioners sugar and vanilla, it will be very lumpy.
Add the melted chocolate and beat together, it will still be lumpy.
Add the milk and beat on low/medium speed scraping the sides frequently. Continue to beat on medium/high speed for a few minutes until smooth while scraping the sides occassionally.
If it seems too thick add more milk a tablespoon at a time. Now frost your cake!