Dark Chocolate Frosting

Dark chocolate lovers will adore this rich and creamy frosting — a great finishing touch to layer cakes, cupcakes and even brownies.



Makes 2 1/4 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes


6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 2/3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Combine powdered sugar and cocoa; gradually add to butter alternately with milk and vanilla, beginning and ending with powdered sugar mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.

Tip: To prevent a white dusting on your chocolate cake layers, dust cakepans with cocoa instead of flour.