Chocolate buttercream is a simple icing to make and really benefits from some coffee which does not taste but really accentuates the chocolatey flavour.
- 500g icing sugar
- 250g softened butter
- 100g cocoa
- 0.5 tsp coffee dissolved in 1dsp hot water
- Whisk all of the ingredients together until fluffy and smooth, then splash in some boiling water and whisk briefly (the hot water will bring out the deeper brown chocolatey colour but don’t overwhisk as whisking lightens the colour)