Best Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Baking By Betty80 Updated 24 Oct 2016 , 8:27pm by JodieF

Betty80 Posted 5 Aug 2014 , 8:03am
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Hi everyone,


I'm looking for easy chocolate frosting recipe for my chocolate cake, I tried so many times but it never meet my expectations.



18 replies
MKC Posted 5 Aug 2014 , 9:09pm
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AThere is a frosting that only calls for sour cream and melted chocolate. It's a bit tangy but delicious...sorry I don't have it with me but I'm sure you can find it online.

You can also use ganache (with rum it's delicious).

Dayvide Posted 7 Aug 2014 , 1:04pm
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This is a recipe I found on a French cooking blog , the frosting looks perfect and it's very easy to make


Waiting for your reports

anica-ness Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 3:49pm
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Quote: Betty80

Hi everyone,


I'm looking for easy chocolate frosting recipe for my chocolate cake, I tried so many times but it never meet my expectations.



Hi Betty80,

Happy New Year ! :)

Did you have found a recipe for your chocolate frosting? Did you tried the recipe of Delices & Gourmandises or a home-made recipe?
Thanks for your return.

johnson6ofus Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 8:45pm
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My favorite is the one actually on the Hershey's cocoa can... it is the best. I made it once with Nestle cocoa--- awful! Be sure you consider the brand/ flavor of the cocoa you use!

JerryLINY Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 9:52pm
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The recipe lists baking soda twice.  Is this correct??

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2015 , 12:28am
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AJerryliny -- no that can't be right -- some kind of typo

JerryLINY Posted 8 Jan 2015 , 1:09am
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That's what I thought but there are comments below the recipe from people who made it and liked it!

johnson6ofus Posted 8 Jan 2015 , 1:30am
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What recipe are you using that includes baking soda? Just curious...

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2015 , 11:36am
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the cake recipe in the link in post #3 ^^^ has over 3 teaspoons of baking soda 

Armelle_k Posted 26 May 2016 , 9:00am
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 Making a chocolate frosting is easy. Here is a simple direction :

Beat the butter. In a large bowl, beat the butter  with an electric mixer.

Mix the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk  together the cocoa and the granulated sugar.

Combine the ingredients. Add the cocoa and sugar mixture along with the milk.

Beat until the mixture becomes a spreadable consistency.

Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla. 

Add the powdered sugar. Beat the powdered sugar.

Spread it over the cake. 

This is the usual way I make a chocolate frosting. However, some of the suggestions above are fine. That of Delices and Gourmandises is great. I had a look on this website and found other interesting recipes. The recipe about how to bake and serve coffe mini cakes ( is perfect ! 

SeriousCakes Posted 27 May 2016 , 2:42am
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I get a lot of "Mmmmmm"s and "Oh this is so good!" with my recipe, easy to make and use!

Anniah5 Posted 9 Sep 2016 , 7:22am
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Quote by @JerryLINY on 7 Jan 2015 , 1:52pm

The recipe lists baking soda twice.  Is this correct??

If it lists the same exact thing the nit must be a mistake. It happens so just discard it.

I will have to have a look at that recipe proposed by Delices and Gourmandises.  I thought it was just a mail order company.

Anniah5 Posted 9 Sep 2016 , 7:23am
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Quote by @SeriousCakes on 26 May 2016 , 7:42pm

I get a lot of "Mmmmmm"s and "Oh this is so good!" with my recipe, easy to make and use!

Is that your personal recipe that you are presenting ?

-K8memphis Posted 9 Sep 2016 , 10:32am
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just an aside here -- that coffee cake recipe on the delices and gourmandises site does not go with the cute little picture -- i'm sure the recipe is tasty and the pictured cakelette is adorable but you won't get that outcome with those directions -- unless I missed something somewhere --

i don't see any baking soda listed? just the self raising flour would have it in thete 

-K8memphis Posted 9 Sep 2016 , 10:35am
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now that I went back and re-read the thread -- yeah I see the baking powder listed twice in the cake recipe in post 3 -- 3.25 teaspoons bkg soda plus bkg powder -- no es bueno

I'm not a fan of that website's recipes

Ninih7 Posted 20 Oct 2016 , 1:01pm
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I am very skeptical since most of the recipes I used from Delices and Gourmandises website worked out perfectly and yet there wasn't a big difference between my own and the picture in the recipe.

SeriousCakes Posted 20 Oct 2016 , 1:37pm
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Anniah5, sorry, I just saw your question today! Yes, that is my personal chocolate buttercream recipe :)

JodieF Posted 24 Oct 2016 , 8:27pm
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This recipe is fantastic!

Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting

11 ¼ ounce bag Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled

½ cup, or 1 stick unsalted butter

8 ounces softened cream cheese

6 T. cocoa

3-4 cups powdered sugar

1 cup sour cream


Beat butter and cream cheese until whipped.  Add cocoa and mix.   Mix in melted, cooled chocolate and beat until smooth.  Add 3 cups powdered sugar and mix until combined, scraping bowl as necessary.  Beat in sour cream and vanilla.  If too thin or not sweet enough to taste, add in up to 1 additional cup powdered sugar.  Frosting thickens as it sits.  Add milk or cream to return to spreading consistency.

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