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A Better Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream Icing

1/2 cup margarine
1 oz solid vegetable shortening
5 oz toffuti cream cheese
3/4 lb 10X confectioners’ sugar
3/4 oz good quality cocoa powder
1 Tablespoons chocolate liqueur
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon meringue powder
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Cream butter, shortening, and cream cheese together for 3 minutes. Stop and scrape the bowl. Cream for an additional 60 seconds.
Sift the sugar and cocoa powder together. Beat sugar mixture 1 cup at a time into the margarine mixture.
Add the liqueur, vanilla and meringue powder.
Beat for a minute or two making sure the ingredients are throughly incorporated.
Add the melted chocolate and beat until combined
Note: This is a half recipe, which is about 1 qt of frosting. If making a layer cake, double the recipe.