Black Forest Cake Icing recipe

Black Forest Cake Icing

This classic Black Forest Cake Icing recipe is rich, chocolaty, and has a smooth and creamy texture. Perfectly coated this famous German dessert.

Servings: 12

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories: 260
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 3g

Category: Dessert

Cuisine: German


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy and smooth
  2. Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla, and salt to the bowl. Mix on low speed until the sugar and cocoa power are incorporated
  3. Increase the speed to high and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until there are no white streaks left
  6. Spread the icing evenly onto the cake
  7. Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour before serving to allow it to set
  8. Enjoy your delicious Black Forest Cake with family and friends!

Additional Notes

  • If the frosting is too thick, add more milk, a teaspoon at a time until the icing reaches the desired consistency.
  • Leftover frosting can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week. Just ensure it is mixed thoroughly before using it.

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Preparation time: 30 minutes

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