Ever wanted to know how to make your own chocolate frosting?
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Ever wanted to try your very own chocolate icing recipe?
You’re not alone. Learning how to make chocolate frosting is something so many of us want to do. I used to be the one going to Pinterest to try to figure it out, but then when the time comes….well, life gets busy! Let’s face it: how often do you go to look things up on Pinterest just to run to the store and grab the fastest thing off the shelf?
I want to make sure we stop that today! Learning how to make your own chocolate frosting is so much easier than you think!
Why should you keep a chocolate icing recipe handy instead of simply buying a jar from the store?
I think that chocolate frosting is just as important to making a delicious cake as the cake recipe itself.
Actually, I may even say that a chocolate frosting recipe is more important than the cake recipe.
We often try to find the perfect cake recipe, just to put store-made icing on the cake. But if you want to really wow people at a birthday or another party, it’s the frosting or icing that will grab their attention!
(Trust me. As amazing as this small chocolate cake recipe is, people always want to know about the frosting!)
Is learning how to make your own chocolate frosting actually easy?
You bet it is! I’m definitely not for false advertising. How many times do we go to Pinterest to try to look up “easy ________ recipes”, just for there to be complicated ingredients that we have to go on some crazy scavenger hunt at the store to find?! (Or we used to before Amazon. Now I just use Amazon Prime to go on my crazy scavenger hunts, LOL!)
But when I say that this is one of the easiest chocolate frosting recipes to make, I mean it. It usually only takes me about 10 minutes to whip this incredible chocolate icing together.
On top of that, the chocolate frosting flavor is beyond excellent. The texture is smooth and soft. It melts in your mouth in the most incredible way.
Just be warned: everyone and their neighbor is going to ask you for this recipe.
Just how much frosting does this chocolate frosting recipe make?
This recipe we have here is designed to make two cups of frosting. I love the recipe this way because it is just enough to frost a 13×9 inch cake.
Of course, you can always cut this recipe in half if you are making a 9-inch cake. Win-win situation!
One thing to note though:
If you decide to make a layer cake, I would recommend to either make one and a half batches or to double the recipe. You want enough chocolate frosting to frost the inside layer, the sides, and the top.
The secret ingredient to this chocolate icing recipe…
There is one secret ingredient to the recipe.
Okay, it is not secret at all, but the secretive part is it is what makes the flavor richer than any other chocolate frosting you have had in the past!
This is the ingredient that will make people wonder: What is different about this recipe compared to other chocolate frosting recipes?
To add the special touch to this recipe, you want to make sure to find really good unsweetened cocoa when making the chocolate frosting. (Click that cocoa link if you want to avoid that in-the-store scavenger hunt we were just talking about! Again, I want to make this as easy as possible for you!)
You want the chocolate flavor to be rich and amazing. Homemade Chocolate Frosting has the richest chocolate flavor!
Anything else I need to know about this recipe before I begin?
Nope! It’s literally that easy. Unless you need to know the obvious: the chocolate frosting literally glides across the surface of the cake. You’re going to be obsessed with this recipe- you’ll never want to go back!
You are going to love how simple this chocolate frosting is to make. Why buy prepackaged when you can make homemade? You will be the hit of any party and will be able to surprise people when you are able to tell them that the chocolate frosting was made from scratch. Make sure you pin below for later so you can share it with anyone who asks how your chocolate frosting was so delicious. Enjoy!
PIN IT FOR LATER
If you looking for more delicious homemade chocolate recipes from Bunny’s Warm Oven try one of these !
Chocolate Bottom Banana Cake...Oatmeal Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Bars…Homemade Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting…Orange Milk Chocolate Cupcakes...Almond Joy Chocolate Torte
Homemade Chocolate Frosting
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 2 - 2/3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Add the cocoa, stir until the mixture is smooth and thick. Remove the pan from the heat and place the cocoa mixture into a medium size bowl. Let it cool slightly.
- Add the milk and vanilla alternately with the powdered sugar to the bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until you have the spreading consistency you desire.
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My Mom made a great chocolate frosting when I was a kid that was like this but put together differently. She sifted the powdered sugar and cocoa together, added the melted butter and added enough milk to make it spreading consistency.
I haven’t tried your recipe, but since it’s so similar, I’m sure it will be good, too!
Jenny I hope it does taste like your mom’s that would be awesome. If you try it let me know what you think!
So delicious! This will be my new go-to chocolate frosting recipe. My husband deemed it the best chocolate frosting ever! Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you Mindy, it makes my heart happy to know you loved it!
Wonderful Margo!! It really hits the chocolate craving doesn’t it!
How many cups does this yield? I’m covering a 10″ and a 6″; should I make a double batch?
I would Steph, just to make sure you have enough.
I just made this today and it turned out really good. I used unsalted butter since it didn’t specify. I will be saving this recipe.
Fantastic Jessica! So happy you tried it and loved it, thank you for coming back to tell me.
My husband was craving cake and I did not have frosting. That led me to a quick search, and since I had all the ingredients, I tried. It is delicious!! Even better than using as cake icing, though, is using as a dip for my strawberries!!! My hubby is lucky I left him enough to frost the cake!!
Nice Kim!! I’m so happy you loved it. I never thought of it as a dip! Now that’s a great idea, thank you!!
I made dark chocolate mini cupcakes with dark chocolate icings last night. I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa. They were excellent and gobbled up quickly.
That’s my kinda cupcake Nata, chocolate on CHOCOLATE! I sitting here thinking about how good they sound. Thank you for coming back to tell me you made the frosting, I love that!
I just made this delicious chocolate frosting! Easy recipe, but tastes like I worked on it all day! Lol. Thanks for sharing! This will be my go to recipe!
Isn’t it amazing Lori!! So very good and easy. Thank you for coming back to tell me, you made my day!
I made this recipe the other day and hands down this was thee most easiet recipe ever! My family is and I loved it! Would definitely make this again, again and again. Thanks for sharing!
You are so welcome Jay! I’m so happy you made it and loved it!!Thank you for coming back to tell me you made it.
I made the frosting. Had read the comments first (always do) and added almond flavoring instead of vanilla. The only vanilla I have on hand is Mexican, and has a touch of cinnamon in it. Didnt think that would work very well. The almond was perfect, and the frosting is delicious! Thank you! Also, you are so nice to the ‘English/grammar teacher’. Kudos, as I would have had to put her in her place!! Thanks for the recipe!!
BTW… Tripled for use on 4 doz cupcakes. Almost the perfect amount!!
I love reading the comments on recipes to Dawn. It’s always so helpful when making a recipe you’ve never made before. And it’s why I love people commenting on the recipes I post, it’s such a big help to people that would want to try it. I’m so happy you loved it and the almond flavor with the chocolate sounds AMAZING!
This looks so yummy! Can I use it on a fondant cake?
Hi Ana, Are you using it to decorate the fondant?
Has anyone made this frosting the day before , put it in the refrigerator for use the next day? Recommend this or not?
Jen I’ve never done that but if you do, I’d let it come to room temperature then either whisk it good or use a mixer to mix it good.
This is honestly the best icing recipe I’ve ever tried it tastes exactly like the Betty Crocker one
Thank you Kaitlin!
hi and have a good day
I want to know the materials is how many grams ?
and which kind of cups that you used for this frosting?
Hi Bita, I found this site online that will help you convert American cups into grams. Here’s the site. http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/531168/cups-to-grams-converter
I want to make cupcakes and frost them the night before I have to take them to my sons schools bake sale. Should I refrigerate the frosted cupcakes or will they be fine left out in room temperature for the next morning?
They’ll be fine on the counter till the morning Mamalee.
Mine isn’t getting thick
Add more powdered sugar until it gets to the consistency you want Nicole.
Unsweetened or sweetened cocoa powder? I have both.
Delicious! My 5 year old nephew keeps sniffing his cake!
OMG Maria that is so cute! I can see him doing it! That’s precious! THank you for coming back and sharing!
I just can’t wait to try it:) Hope it goes well with the cake that my mum will make! I’ve actually never succeeded In making a good frosting before (only tried once before didn’t turn out quite well) I just hope this recipe is as easy to make as it looks… Just wondering can I substitute the coco powder with chocolate syrup or something plz lemme know
Thanks a lot. Will surely try your recipe.
Jaya no don’t sub the cocoa for syrup sweetie. Use the cocoa. Let me know how it goes for you!
Sure:) I will definitely try this out and your other recipes as well!
Can I frost my marble cake with this tonight and serve tomorrow?
Yes Miriam, you can frost it tonight and it’ll be just fine for tomorrow.