Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe – The Best Ever!

This is the most delicious, rich frosting. While great when eaten right away, I think it’s even better the next day.

1/2 cup softened butter
2-1/4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk

It’s easiest to mix in a stand mixer, but you may also do it by hand. Cream butter until smooth. Add in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar and cocoa. Add milk. You may add more or less milk to get it to the consistency you’re looking for. This makes enough to frost a 9″ x 11″ cake.

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  1. I have used this recipe for years….its the best and sooooo easy!

  2. This is the frosting that my mom used to make. It is the best!

  3. You are absolutely evil, an easy frosting mix…… and do I have graham crackers at home??????

  4. This is awesome. I have two kids birthdays coming up. I’ll have to try this on their cakes.

  5. I love frosting, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks :).


  6. We love this recipe! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  7. Thanks this is perfect for the cupcakes I baked today.

  8. Used it today to fill “Whoopie Cakes” as my neighbor ran out of the vanilla frosting and they were AMAZING with the chocolate frosting! Thanks for sharing..definitely adding this to my recipe book.

  9. Oooh….that sounds good! Do you happen to have a link to the Whoopie Cakes recipe?

  10. Big hit with the kids!

  11. this was really good! milk chocolatey!

  12. Just made this And it is truly delicious! I used cream instead of milk…yum!

  13. Seriously so delicious! Made it with cream instead of milk…now if I can just keep myself from eating it all!

  14. Just tried this frosting (getting ready for bake-a-thon for grad party next week). It’s awesome. Glad I found it.

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  16. noreply@blogger.com' Anonymous says:

    WOW I just made this is and it soooooo good. I was a little unsure when I added the sugar and cocoa, because it was a little crumbly. I added the milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk) and just beat it for a few minutes. It is so smooth and creamy and delicious!

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