Chocolate Frosting

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"This is much better than any canned, choose the amount of cocoa for a light, medium or dark chocolate flavor For extra fluffy frosting add in 1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip topping beating on low speed until combined. This frosting freezes very well so make up a double batch and freeze for the next time"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61.3 g)
  • Calories 245.7
  • Total Fat - 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 21.1 mg
  • Sodium - 100.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 44.8 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 10.5 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cream the butter in a medium bowl for for about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Add in desired amount of sifted cocoa powder, cream, vanilla, salt and confectioners sugar; beat using an electric mixer until smooth (because of the different amounts of cocoa more cream or confectioners sugar may have to be added in order to achieve desired texture)


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


Many suggested doubling the recipe but I don't really think it's necessary for a sheet cake because it's very sweet. The recipe as written is just enough sweetness for most cakes - not sure I personally could handle double the frosting rush! I did double the recipe for a layer cake based on the reviews. Because I used a raspberry filling, I had 1/4-1/3 of the dbl batch left over. That was enough for a batch of cupcakes to take to work!


review by:
(7 Oct 2013)


I used the frosting to frost some brownie cupcakes I made. It was delicious. I just used half the recipe and it was plenty. I will try this again soon and add in some peanut butter to frost a cake. Yum yum!


(3 Sep 2013)


This only takes a few minutes to mix up and it is such a delicious, smooth, not too sweet and easy to spread frosting that I have fallen in love with. It really is the only way to go when you want buttercream frosting. It's top shelf!


review by:
(19 Mar 2013)


This is the perfect frosting. We love it! Sweet, but not sicky sweet. I plan to keep this close at hand to use again real soon!


review by:
(15 Jun 2012)


I made the medium chocolate flavor and it was lovely. Really creamy and just perfect. Thanks Carol for another wonderful recipe!


review by:
(21 Mar 2012)


The BEST! This has become my go to recipe for chocolate frosting. I LOVE the dark version and I can eat it by the spoonful! YUM YUM YUM


review by:
(29 Oct 2011)

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