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


  1. 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.


BoLeggs79 Says... 2011-09-11 19:25:32

sounds yummy, how well does it crust?

Pam57 Says... 2011-09-12 06:22:24

Can you give us an idea of how much Whipping Cream you use?

calicopurr Says... 2011-09-13 14:06:07

Does this crust?

brookelashea Says... 2011-09-18 16:46:03

It actually crusts great...I would start with 1/4 cup of the heavy whipping cream and add more if needed

Elizabeth1979 Says... 2011-10-07 12:47:37

Can't wait to try it! Thanks!

Janeene Says... 2011-10-21 08:11:52

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.

Janeene Says... 2011-10-27 13:16:11

Made this and WOW! It is an awesome chocolate frosting. I appreciate you posting for us. It is delicious.

brookelashea Says... 2011-10-28 20:16:46

Thank you for the compliments!

jenphil7577 Says... 2012-06-12 10:19:25

Approx how many cups does this recipe make? Is it enough for a 3 layer 9" cake? In between layers and around outside? Thanks!

Ladonna22 Says... 2012-09-07 22:14:18

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.

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