• 3 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (or magarine, softened)
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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NutritionView more



Calories610Calories from Fat230
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat16g80%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat230
Total Carbohydrate100g33%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Yummly User
Love it! We make it a couple of times a month.
John P. 7 Aug
My kids followed the recipe and it turned out great! They baked us a wedding anniversary cake & it was delicious! Yummly making future chefs & bakers! Lol!
Debbie 5 Aug
very easy to make and adjust to our taste
Amazing!! Made it for my family reunion and everyone loved it! Quick and easy to make too
Wayne M. 2 Jun
Very Delicious. Everyone loves it !
Ldoyle 29 May
The best! Easy to make and turned out creamy to the max!
Deeann 7 Apr
Great will keep making it
Mulan 3 Apr
It tasted DELICIOUS, but it was a tiny bit grainy and I had to add a lot more milk in to get the right consistency
Amazing! Would make again for sure. My boyfriend thinks it’s liquid crack
Erin J. 1 Mar
Made twice and has turned out perfect both times.
Shellie 14 Feb
Yummy...so creamy..next time a c]dark for sure!
Nicole Martin 17 Dec 2017
It was great but a bit sweet for my taste. I added more cocoa powder.
Kaitlyn 10 Dec 2017
If is great stiff icing that was great for my French coconut macaroons!!
Jane S. 26 Nov 2017
Great! My family loved it. The best and easiest I’ve ever made.
Susan P. 21 Oct 2017
Perfect amount for 2 layer cake, perfect consistency, delicious, used Scharffen Berger cocoa powder and butter, increased vanilla to 2 tsp.
Jennifer B. 20 Sep 2017
Love this frosting! Except I only used 300 grams of powdered sugar.
Chyla K. 14 Jul 2017
turned out great! very simple to make and delicious!
Megan 9 Jul 2017
This frosting was easy to make and tasted delicious.
Melissa L. 18 Jun 2017
Better than ANY store bought frosting! Will make this again!
Kellsie M. 4 Jun 2017
Absolutely perfect! Didn't change a thing, will definitely been making again!
Elizabeth Ann 31 May 2017
It turned out amazing! I used Giradeli chocolate powder and it tasted like a half moon cookie. I love it.
Paula Grenke 21 May 2017
This was easy to make and delicious! Spread very well over the soft cake I had made, without being so stiff that it pulled the cake apart.
papa franku 14 May 2017
Turned out great! I only used 4 tablespoons of milk since others complained about it being runny. It had a great texture
Matthew H. 23 Apr 2017
turned out great. not sure what problems others had but it was fine.
Mistie M. 25 Mar 2017
this is my go to frosting recipe. so easy and so creamy. would never use store bought frosting again.
Mia 12 Feb 2017
This frosting was absolutely scrumptious, it was not to strong of a chocolate flavour I found it just right. I will definitely do this again!
Lorrie M. 5 Jan 2017
This frosting turned out perfect. This will now be my go to chocolate frosting. I put on yellow cake for my husband's birthday an he loved it. We ech had two pieces in row since, after all, it was his birthday. Delicious.
SHARRON W. 10 Apr 2016
Smooth, creamy, great flavor. What more can you ask for in a quick basic chocolate icing! Perfect. I definitely recommend this for any cook.
dean w. 9 Apr 2016
i made this for my celestial being boyfriend and he liked it because he's never had chocolate before thanks man
ashley t. 4 Apr 2016
Really good traditional frosting! Perfect for a child that is a "chocolate connoisseur" :) We love it!!!