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Recipe For Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
This rich and delicious chocolate frosting is perfect for piping or spreading and is made with simple ingredients you likely have on hand. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 16


  • 1/2 cups butter melted
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Once butter is melted, stir in cocoa and mix until butter and cocoa have combined.
  • Next, using an electric mixer, alternately add powdered sugar and cream, beating until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and mix well.
  • Add an extra teaspoon of cream if a thinner consistency is desired. If frosting seems too thin, add additional powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Spread or pipe onto cakes or cupcakes as desired.
    Recipe For Chocolate Frosting


Milk can be used in place of heavy cream.
Recipe adapted from Hershey's.
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