Creamy Chocolate Frosting

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Tracy Larsen
Recipe by  Tracy Larsen

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 frosting for 1 cake

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Directions

  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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Reviews (1,126)

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MONNIEK
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MONNIEK

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 perfect spreading consistency. Thanks for sharing.

MYTHMANIAC
634

MYTHMANIAC

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 frostings. I read one review that this frosting was not chocolate'y enough, and if anything I found it to be more than enough of a chocolate'y taste. I took the advice of others that said that this did not make very much frosting, and doubled the recipe, which made enough to generously frost a 9" X 13" pan of walnut brownies. YUM!! I will certainly make this again.

LAURADOHRMANN
558

LAURADOHRMANN

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 make, not too sweet, and Iwas able to use a pastry bag to pipe it on the cupcakes without too much mess.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 179 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 30.8 g
  • 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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