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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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.Print
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!