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This familiar recipe is like the one used by my mother and grandmother. It is much better with butter instead of shortening and increase the cocoa to 2/3 c for a chocolate boost.
This is fine. You have to make sure you boil it fully and it thickens as it cools, so wait before you frost!
I used it to frost a chocolate cake, and it works pretty well as a drizzle (using it before it thickens). I also added 6 squares of Hershey's milk chocolate to it which gave it a chocolate boost...