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Easy Chocolate Frosting

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


This Homemade Chocolate Frosting is the BEST frosting recipe out there! It is a chocolate buttercream icing that is easy to make in under 15 minutes and with it's rich, buttery taste, it is always a hit!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Stir in cocoa and mix until blended.
  3. Add sugar, milk, and vanilla and mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. If needed, thin with additional milk adding 1 tablespoon at a time.

Keywords: chocolate frosting

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