Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

As seen on Martha Stewart. Courtesy of Billy Reech of Bill's Bakery, NYC. Be sure to check out Billy's Vanilla Buttercream recipe, #167663 and Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcake recipe, #167664.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. With mixer on low speed, add chocolate until just combined.
  3. Add milk, vanilla, and sugar; mix on medium until well combined, being careful not to overmix.
Most Helpful

5 5

Tastes great, holds up when piped....and NO SHORTENING!! It's a keeper

5 5

Decadent and easy! I used this on my sons birthday cake and it got rave reviews. I was thinking that you could replace the semi-sweet chips with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips to make other awesome flavors or this icing.

5 5

Reminds me of my grandmothers icing - the ultimate compliment!