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Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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This chocolate frosting recipe is easy, rich, and delicious.

I have a thing for frosting.

I want it to be indulgent and have substance.

I want it to tantalize the tastebuds and linger, just a moment.

This chocolate frosting recipe is easy…it is rich.

It pours nicely and then sets into a soft incredible frosting.

I love it on brownies and it’s perfect for dipping pretzels and fruit into!

Add more powder sugar if you want it to be a thicker consistency.

You make this frosting over the stove and as it cools, it becomes more firm with a glossy finish.

chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate chips. the toning. selective focus

Chocolate Frosting Recipe Ingredients

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract

3-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Mixing chocolate frosting in a bowl for a cake

Chocolate Frosting Recipe Directions:

In a saucepan over low heat, heat milk, butter, and cocoa, stirring constantly until steaming (not boiling).

Remove from heat.

Gradually and confectioner’s sugar, beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable

. Beat in vanilla.

Time to enjoy!

Closeup of cup cakes with chocolate icing on a cooling rack

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Tutorials for Frosting:

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Mixing chocolate frosting in a bowl for a cake

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Yield: enough for 24 cupcakes or 9" round cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This chocolate frosting recipe is easy, rich, and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, heat milk, butter, and cocoa, stirring constantly until steaming (not boiling). Remove from heat. Gradually and confectioner’s sugar, beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable. Beat in vanilla.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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