Choc Buttercream 2 sticks unsalted butter softened 3 1/2 c powdered sugar 1/2 c cocoa 1/2 ts salt 2 ts vanilla ex OR 1 ts almond ex 4 tbs heavy cream Cream butter in mixer with paddle. Turn off. Sift 3 cups powdered sugar/cocoa in bowl. Mix on low until the sugar/cocoa are absorbed. Increase speed, add vanilla, salt, cream & beat for 3 min. More stiff = +sugar. Smoother= +cream.