Homemade Chocolate Frosting

Homemade chocolate frosting is a snap to make with this easy chocolate frosting recipe.

Rich chocolate and creamy butter are sweetened with powdered sugar to make this velvety frosting.

Almost any cake or cupcake will taste even better with chocolate frosting. A peanut butter cake or cupcake with chocolate frosting is a yummy combination. Of course, chocolate anything with chocolate frosting is scrumptious. A yellow cake with chocolate frosting or a plain white cake with chocolate frosting makes a quick and easy dessert a special treat. And don’t forget the brownies.

With this easy chocolate icing recipe, you can make decadent chocolate frosting at home in just minutes and using simple ingredients. You may never buy canned frosting again.

Yield: about 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a small sauce pan or microwave, melt the butter. Pour the butter into a large bowl.

2. Stir in the cocoa powder.

3.With mixer on low speed, alternately add powdered sugar and milk, until combined. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until smooth and good spreading consistency. If frosting is too thick, add a small amount of additional milk.

4. Stir in vanilla.

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