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Cocoa Frosting

This recipe is part of the recipe for Bûche de Noël


Makes about 2 cups


1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder, sifted*
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla

*The Dutch process, or European-style, cocoa gives this frosting an intense chocolate flavor and a rich color. Other unsweetened cocoas can be substituted, but the flavor may be milder and the color may be lighter.


  1. Beat cream, cocoa, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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