Chocolate Frosting

This frosting is very creamy, smooth, chocolately and delicious!


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the cocoa' stir until the mixture is smooth and thick. Remove the pan from the heat and place the cocoa mixture into a medium size bowl. Let it cool slightly.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla extract alternately with the confectioners' sugar to the bowl and beat with an electric mixer until of the spreading consistency desired.

Yield: 2 cups; enough to frost a 13 x 9-inch cake

If using to frost a two-layer cake, make 1 1/2 times the recipe.

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