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Chocolate Frosting
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4.57 from 46 votes

Best Chocolate Frosting

Smooth, creamy and rich frosting for birthday cupcakes or a cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate frosting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 268kcal
Author Olya


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted


  • Soften butter by either melting it and cooling it until slightly hardened or taking it out of the fridge the night before.
  • Add butter to a large bowl and mix with milk, vanilla and salt. Next add cocoa powder by sifting it and whip with a whisk or electric mixer together until smooth. Next stir in powdered sugar by sifting it into the mixture. Scrape sides and whip again until light, fluffy and smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  • This recipe frosts one 9 or 8 inch cake or 24 cupcakes. In order to frost a double layered 9 inch cake, simply make two batches of this recipe, or double the recipe!


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days, or store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, or store airtight in the freezer for up to a month.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg