Classic Chocolate Frosting Recipe

A delicious, go-to recipe for chocolate frosting is one of those things that every baker should have in their recipe arsenal, and this rich chocolate frosting recipe is second to none.  Definitely delicious with Classic Yellow Birthday Cake, this frosting can even be used on chocolate cupcakes for a double dose of chocolate!

Classic Chocolate Frosting

Classic Chocolate Frosting

½ cup butter, melted
⅔ cup cocoa powder
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
⅓ cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


MIX butter and cocoa powder on low speed until smooth.

ADD 1½ cups sugar and half of the milk, combine.

ADD vanilla and remaining sugar and milk.

BEAT for 1 minute until fully incorporated. Scrape the bowl as necessary

FROST and fill an 8-inch cake or 24 cupcakes.

Chocolate Frosted Cake

9 Responses to “Classic Chocolate Frosting Recipe”

  1. Hi, I melt my butter in a pot on low, add the cocoa powder then the Skim milk…while still on low I add the powdered sugar-then the vanilla.
    I stir with a whisk and dip cupcakes or brownies or pour onto a cake…This actually hardens up like a ganache and is very yummy and smooth…discovered purely by accident! A perfect accident my hubby says! Give it a try!

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