The Best Homemade Chocolate Frosting You’ll Ever Taste
Homemade frosting has become a lost art. Sad, but true. Those cans of frosting are quick but not nearly as delicious as a homemade frosting. Plus, with a homemade frosting, you know exactly what you are getting – no artificial ingredients! This is why I love, what I truly believe is, the best homemade chocolate frosting recipe you’ll ever taste.
Growing up, my Mom traditionally made buttercream frosting. We could pick the color. I recall a lot of green for some reason. I still like buttercream, but my mother-in-law’s easy chocolate icing recipe is a new favorite of mine. Of course, she told me that she got it from the Hershey’s cocoa container but I still consider it hers – and it’s good.
This simple chocolate fudge frosting recipe makes rich icing that spreads perfectly on cupcakes, cakes or cookies. It’s my go-to chocolate frosting for cupcakes and cakes!
I realize I’m speaking boldly by saying this is the best homemade chocolate frosting. I’ve tasted a lot of frosting. I prefer frosting over the cake any day. So, when I say it’s the best, that is my humble opinion. You’ll have to try it and let me know if you agree. It’s the best homemade chocolate frosting that I have ever tasted. Nothing else compares!
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1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla (I’ve bought this vanilla in Texas for years, and it’s the only vanilla I’ll use!)
Melt butter and stir in cocoa. Add vanilla.
Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar to the cocoa mixture. Beat on medium speed with a mixer to get frosting to a spreadable consistency.
Now, frost whatever your heart desires! Frost a cupcake or frost a cake. Frost a saltine (salty) or frost a graham cracker (sweet). Or, if you love a good frosting as much as I do, enjoy a spoonful of frosting all by itself! Try this once, and I guarantee you’ll love it.
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Best Homemade Chocolate Frosting
A delicious recipe for what is truly the best homemade chocolate frosting. You’ll never buy store bought frosting again!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Melt butter and stir in cocoa. Add vanilla.
- Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar to the cocoa mixture. Beat on medium speed with a mixer to get frosting to a spreadable consistency.
- Now, frost whatever your heart desires! Frost a cupcake or frost a cake. Enjoy!
I only had the dark cocoa powder, so my frosting was deep chocolate.
Beautiful thick and shiny frosting. Very unfussy to make. Thank you for posting this recipe!!
Perfect amount of chocolate!
It was delicious!! Added a bit of coffee to enhance the chocolate flavour. 😊
This is by far the best chocolate frosting recipe I’ve found!
I was a little short on powdered sugar, so adjusted a bit. Came out great! Not super-sweet. Will be great on cake with ice cream!
I loveeeee this frosting! I have made it a few times and it’s always delicious. 😍😍😍
Best frosting ever!!!! 😋