3 cups powdered (confectioners’) sugar
1 cup butter – room temperature
1½ teaspoon vanilla extract (clear extract preferred)
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream, or ½ and ½
Mix the sugar and butter on low speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Increase the speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 more minute, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
add 3/4C of unsweetened cocoa and ½C powdered sugar, and enough liquid to make the frosting smooth and creamy.