Decorative Chocolate Icing

Decorative Chocolate Icing

  • Prep: 12 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 12 min
  • Serving: Makes 3 cups

Decorate your favorite deserts with this glossy cocoa-flavored icing that can be made up to 1 day in advance and stored in the refrigerator as directed below.


  • 1 (1-pound) box confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons powdered egg whites (not reconstituted)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa plus 2 tablespoons


  1. Place the sugar, powdered egg white, water, vanilla and cocoa into a bowl and beat with a hand mixer at medium speed for 1 minute to combine.
  2. Turn the mixer to high and continue to beat the icing for 10 minutes until stiff. Use immediately or cover the surface of the icing with a sheet of damp paper towel, and then cover the bowl and refrigerate.

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