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Delicious Hershey's Chocolate Frosting

This is something that I came up with on my own after experimenting with different chocolate frosting recipes. Other chocolate frosting recipes just didn't taste all that great to me, so that's why I came up with this one. I use this to frost, fill, and decorate a 3 layer 9-inch round cake. You can reduce to half if you are frosting a smaller cake.


  • 4 Sticks Unsalted Butter 6 Cups Powdered Sugar 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract One 12oz bag of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips Heavy Whipping Cream-as needed


In a small bowl, heat chocolate in the microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until melted. Set aside to cool. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time making sure it is incorporated after each addition. Add vanilla. Add melted chocolate slowly as it is mixing. Add heavy whipping cream very slowly until you get the desired constancy.

Comments (13)

sounds yummy, how well does it crust?
Can you give us an idea of how much Whipping Cream you use?
Does this crust?
It actually crusts great...I would start with 1/4 cup of the heavy whipping cream and add more if needed
Can't wait to try it! Thanks!
This sounds fabulous. I am like you and don't like typical chocolate recipe's. I've added cocoa to my buttercream recipe but still not that thrilled with it all. Thanks so much for sharing can't wait to try it.
Made this and WOW! It is an awesome chocolate frosting. I appreciate you posting for us. It is delicious.
Thank you for the compliments!
Approx how many cups does this recipe make? Is it enough for a 3 layer 9" cake? In between layers and around outside? Thanks!
This is, by far, the best chocolate frosting I've ever had! I have made is several times and get rave reviews every time!!! I can't thank you enough for sharing.
What can i replace heavy whipping cream? its not easy for me to get it in Panama. Thanks!
how long will this last refregerated and not refrigerated
I just made this icing and it was easy and very good. You could actually taste the chocolate. Because I did not need that much I cut the butter and sugar in half and because I love chocolate added a half a bag of morsels to the one bag. It turned out great!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe it is now my go to for chocolate frosting.
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