I'm usually not a huge frosting fan- usually it's too sweet or too artificial tasting, and for storebought frosting, the ingredient label is just too long. However, here and there youll come across recipes that,with just a hint of tweaking, turn out great!
I was scoping around for a nice chocolate frosting recipe to frost my cupcakes with the other day, and came up with this recipe from Allrecipes.com. It's not too sweet or runny, and if you put it in the fridge for a bit, you can even use it as icing.
* 2 and 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar (I used 2)
* 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
* 6 tablespoons butter
* 5 tablespoons evaporated milk (regular milk or half-and-half work)
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.) In a medium bowl, sift together cocoa powder and sugar and set aside
2.) In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar mixture, and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy
3.) Resist urge to blend with grahmn crackers and peanut butter and eat with a spoon.