Chocolate-Malt Buttercream Frosting

Malted milk powder gives this chocolate buttercream frosting a pleasing soda-shop flavor. 



Makes about 2 3/4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup malted milk powder
5 to 7 Tbsp. milk


1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa, and malted milk powder. Gradually add powdered sugar mixture alternately with 3 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 4 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.