Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Creamy Chocolate Frosting


"I've been using this chocolate frosting recipe forever, and several friends now use it as their 'favorite frosting!' It's smooth, creamy and not-too-dark. I just wanted to share it with chocolate lovers everywhere! It will frost, but not fill, an 8 or 9 inch layer cake."


15 m servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.
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  1. 1538 Ratings


This is really great. My family loved it. I used 2% milk because I can't bear to open a can of evaporated milk and waste what's left, it was still great and the liquid to sugar ratio made a perf...

I have never tried to make a chocolate frosting before, and thought this was simple and absolutely delicious for my first go at chocolate frosting. It was much MUCH better than pre-made frostin...

A buttercream frosting babe at heart, I used this as a sub for birthday cupcakes that had to travel by car for ahwile and they were met with rave reviews by both adults and kids alike. Easy to ...

EXcellent! I wanted frosting for brownies so I wanted something fudgy and glossy. That was easily accomplished with this recipe simply by melting the butter. Before it even made it to the brown...

Great frosting! It's definitely creamy and most certainly chocolately! I replaced half the butter with butter flavored shortening, added a pinch of salt, and used 3 Tbsp. of half and half instea...

My family loved this frosting. It was a bit soft even with all of the sugar, I added a little more. The taste is phenomenal, this frosting could be desert all by itself! Very easy to make; I ...

I too used cocoa to thicken rather than powdered sugar - what a great idea! This frosting was wonderful and was enough to frost a one layer 9x13.

I tried this recipe, followed it perfectly and yet it turned out horrible. I made it for a cake for my boyfriend when he got a new job he really wanted, and we couldn't even eat it. I'm very dis...

This recipe worked really well - I made 1 1/2 it so it would fill and frost a 9 inch layer cake, and it was just enough. I used unsalted butter, and it tasted a little bland - I think either sa...