Homemade Chocolate Frosting recipe

Homemade Chocolate Frosting

This Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe is perfect for topping cakes, cupcakes, brownies, or anything else that needs a rich and chocolatey touch. It takes just a few ingredients, minimal prep time, and can be customized to your desired level of sweetness and thickness.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Nutrition Information:

Serving size: 2 tablespoons

  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 1g


  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt (if using) and whisk until well combined and smooth.
  4. If the frosting is too thick, add more milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Spread or pipe the frosting onto your desired dessert and enjoy!

Additional Notes:

  • This recipe makes enough frosting for one 9×13 inch cake or 24 cupcakes.
  • You can store leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Let it come to room temperature and stir before using.
  • To make the frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar. To make it thinner, add more milk.

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 12 (2 tablespoon servings)

Category: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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