Today, I made chocolate cupcakes for the church picnic, but I didn't realize that I had no powdered sugar until I was whipping up the butter for the icing. I should have probably thought of it; I don't usually keep powdered sugar on hand, as I almost never use it. However, I winged the recipe, and it worked out great. The kids were delighted. So here it is:
6 T room-temperature butter
3-5 T milk or buttermilk (I actually had buttermilk because of another recipe, so I used that.)
heaping 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
Mix well and enjoy. It makes enough to frost 2 dozen cupcakes.