Chocolate Frosting

For a long time, whenever I made frosting it wouldn’t be good enough to pipe. Finally after a lot of tweaks to a recipe I made myself, it’s perfect piping frosting. It doesn’t only look good though, it tastes good. This recipe is super simple and really easy to make. It’ll only take about 15 minutes to make.


4 cups powdered sugar

4 Tablesoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup softened butter (two sticks is 1 cup)

1/2 cup cocoa powder – I use Nestle toll house cocoa
Step 1 – Mix butter and cocoa together in a large bowl until it is smooth.

Tip: if you are hate waiting on butter to soften, don’t worry you are not alone. What I will do is put water in a glass bowl and put it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes then I will dump the water out and put the bowl over the butter. It’ll be soft enough to use in a matter of minutes.

Step 2 – Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. Typically what I will do is dump about half of the powdered sugar in and mix it slightly and then put the other half in. Just so the powdered sugar doesn’t go flying all over.

Step 3 – Slowly pour in milk until frosting is a consistency that you would like it to be. I put in 2 tablespoons and mix it and then add the other 2. Depending on what I am making I will add 1 more. It all depends on preference.

These are the cupcakes I just made. I decided to pipe with an open star tip for this post. You can use this recipe for a cake if you would like to frost it normally. I would suggest adding a little more milk to make it more creamy to spread.

Recipe will frost 24 cupcake or a 9 x 13 cake or two round cakes with frosting in the middle.

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