I made a chocolate cake for Dr. Tamess and all the techs at the Ophthalmology clinic. It is my little way of thanking them for everything.
For the cake, I used the" flourless chocolate cake" recipe that was posted earlier.
Here's the recipe for the chocolate buttercream icing.
Yields 3 cups.
1/2 cups solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 t clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
3-4 T milk
3/4 cups cocoa or 3 1oz unsweetened chocolate squares (melted)
1. Cream butter and shortening with mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. Add in cocoa powder. When all sugar has been mixed, icing will appear dry. Add milk and mix until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.
note: the words "happy thanksgiivng" was written using edible black ink!