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Chocolate? 🍫 Yass, please!

Chocolate Frosting on top of a chocolate dessert may be predictable, but it’s always tasty! Whether made with cocoa powder or melted chocolate, chocolate frosting is always luscious and rich. Plus, it also pairs well with the unexpected!

So if you’re feeling adventurous, try sprinkling a little sea salt on top of your confection. Or pair your chocolate frosting with an orange-flavored cake for a complex, flavorful surprise.

Wanna a killer recipe you can make yourself?

And, if you’re a chocolate fan- like me- then I have a fabulous chocolate frosting recipe for you! It’s my go-to recipe and I’m willing to bet that it will become yours too!

It uses a cocoa powder chocolate source, not one of the melted chocolate variety. And all told it’s only 5 ingredients. Granted, there are a lot of those ingredients, (it makes a large batch) but nothing that would be hard to find. And you might even have them all on hand.

I actually used it in my Chocolate & Coffee Cake and wow was that one delicious cake!

So- are you ready to put this frosting on your delicious cake?

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Chocolate Frosting


Units Scale
  • 3 c Unsalted Butter (6 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 c Cocoa Powder
  • 910 c Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 34 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla


  1. Beat the butter for 3-4 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally. Beat the butter until it lightens in color.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and mix to combine.
  3. Alternate adding 2-3 cups of sugar with adding the heavy cream and vanilla.
  4. Beat for another 3-4 minutes, until the frosting is light and airy. If the frosting is too thick, adjust the consistency with extra tablespoons of heavy cream, adding them one at a time.


  • No, these measurements aren’t a mistake. Yes, you really should make the whole batch. I tried cutting it by 1/3 and I found I needed to make that extra frosting to finish the cake. I know it’s insane, but it will make for a sinfully delicious cake. Just trust the recipe.