Monday, May 17, 2010

The Best Chocolate Frosting Ever

{image from Retro Food}

Never buy a tub of pre-made frosting ever again. 

This recipe is the best Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting you'll ever taste and you'll never want to eat store bought frosting again. 

It's super easy, too. 

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
adapted from Little Cakes by Susan Wagonner

1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 to 3 tbsp milk

1.  Cream the butter and cocoa powder until smooth.
2.  Add the vanilla and one-third of the powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth.
3.  Add another third of the powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth.
4.  Beat in 1 tablespoon of milk.  Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat until smooth and fluffy.  Beat in additional milk, teaspoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. 


  1. MmmMm! Sounds delish! We need to have a baking party.

  2. I loved this frosting so much I bought the Little Cakes book . . . but I came back to the post because you've written it much better :-)