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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Ingredients:

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!)

Directions:

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!

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and stir in cocoa. Add vanilla.
  2. Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar to the cocoa mixture. Beat on medium speed with a mixer to get frosting to a spreadable consistency.
  3. Now, frost whatever your heart desires! Frost a cupcake or frost a cake. Enjoy!

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57 Comments

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. I loveeeee this frosting! I have made it a few times and it’s always delicious. 😍😍😍

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