Well thanks to a recipe in the Jan/Feb issue of Country Woman Magazine, I have a winner.
For the cake portion of used a triple chocolate cake mix...sorry but I do not remember the brand. I use the Cake Doctor's suggestions when using a cake mix. Melt one stick of butter to use instead of the oil. Use Milk instead of the specified water! This makes any cake mix cake taste like a made from scratch cake.
I will say this amount of icing is supposed to be for a three layer cake. However, I am not a fan of a three layer cake.They are so hard to cut and serve! And I like a lot of frosting on my cakes so the amount of frosting was perfect.
2 cups of Milk chocolate chips(they suggested semi sweet but I went with what I had)
1 stick of butter
1 small container of sour cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 cups of confectioners sugar
Melt the chips and the butter together...let cool then put in mixing bowl
Beat with paddle attachment until mixed well. Add sour cream and vanilla.
Beat until incorporated.
Add four cups of sifted confectioners sugar.
Beat until creamy.
From now on this is my go to chocolate icing. It got a thumbs up from friends Susan and Janet as well as daughter, Amelia!! Enjoy!