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Homemade Chocolate Frosting

This homemade chocolate frosting goes perfectly with my delicious chocolate cake.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: 3 cups
Cost: $3


  • Mixer
  • Large bowl


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 16 oz powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbl whole milk
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract


  • Mix the butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl until well blended.

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix on low-speed until all of the sugar is combined.

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Stir in milk and vanilla extract, if using, to reach desired consistency.

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting