Easy Brownie Frosting Recipe

An easy brownie frosting recipe, this homemade cocoa frosting is rich and full of chocolate flavor.

Sweetened with powdered sugar and creamy butter, it is a delicious frosting for any brownie recipe. To make your frosted brownies taste the very best, use dark cocoa for this easy frosting recipe.

Cocoa Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, regular or dark
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a medium microwave safe bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Stir in cocoa. With mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar, alternately with the milk. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat frosting until smooth and good spreading consistency. If frosting is too thick, add a small amount of additional milk. Stir in vanilla. Spread on cooled brownies.

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