This is the most delicious, rich frosting. While great when eaten right away, I think it’s even better the next day.
I am a BIG fan of chocolate frosting and this easy chocolate frosting recipe tastes great on EVERYTHING, but my favorite is on yellow cake (or cupcakes).
No matter what you’re making, this frosting recipe is quick and easy to whip up and everything will pay you BIG compliments about what a great job you did!
The key to this recipe is Hershey’s cocoa. It gives it that perfect “chocolatey” taste!
Did you know that HERSHEY’S cocoa was the very first HERSHEY’S product available to the public? Yep, it was introduced in 1894 and that’s when the HERSHEY’S brand was born.
It has been a baking staple for over one hundred years and still makes the BEST chocolate frosting ever. Another big plus about this frosting is that it is very inexpensive to make. Cocoa is much less expensive than other forms of chocolate and so versatile!
The easiest way to make this frosting is in a stand mixer. I LOVE my KitchenAid stand mixer. It’s easy to use, saves a lot of mixing work, and makes smooth, creamy frosting. I also just like the way it looks sitting on my kitchen counter! Of course it’s not a MUST for making the frosting, as you can mix it by hand, but it’s just a lot easier.
Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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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- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 2-1/4 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup Hershey’s 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.