Recipe Title: Chocolate Pan Frosting
Recipe Category: Miscellaneous
Submitted By: Stacey - Wetumpka, AL
Ingredients: 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
About 5 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
 
Directions: 1. Melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan over low heat if you use gas or medium-low if you use electric, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in cocoa powder and milk. Cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens and just begins to come to a boil, 1 minute longer. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in 5 cups of the confectioners' sugar, adding more if needed, until the frosting is thickened and smooth and the consistency of hot fudge sauce.

2. Ladle the warm frosting over the top of cooled cake layers, then spread the side of the cake with more frosting, smoothing it out with a long metal spatula as you go. The frosting will harden as it cools.
 
Notes: Delicious over "Old-Fashioned Pan Brownies".
 
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