Rich Chocolate Frosting Recipe
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 9 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2-1/2 cups baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups milk
- In a large bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Yield: about 8 cups.
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I decorate cakes for a living and this is the best chocolate icing I have ever made. I cut the recipe in half but for the amount of cupcakes I made I needed the entire recipe. I also substituted the butter for shortening. I will absolutely keep making this icing, it's by far the best:)
Delicious fudgy taste - made half the recipe and worked perfectly for a round two-layer cake.
Just wasn't sure about this recipe. I made double chocolate cupcakes for a bake sale and I used this frosting. The temperature in which the sale took place was warm in the morning hours, so the frosting just gooped over the edges of the cupcakes. Mainly because of the butter. I wasn't happy about that. I stored the frosting in a sandwich bag overnight and just slit a corner of the bag to frost the cupcakes. Taste was good, consistency not good. Maybe I did something wrong. I would've tried to thicken it a bit, but I ran out of confectioner's sugar.
I tried this recipe for a birthday cake for my father who believes there is no such thing as too much chocolate. He loved it so much he ate half the cake in one night. I found the frosting not as sweet as I like my chocolate, but that's what he loved about the frosting. It had more of a cocoa flavor than a typical chocolate bar. I have so much frosting left over I am going to make cookies to use it up. It is a great recipe if you prefer semi-sweet chocolate. But it makes a LOT of frosting.
This chocolate frosting was exactly what it should have been. I used this to substitute for canned frosting and it turned out perfect. This is now my recipe for chocolate frosting. I did cut it down in half and then in half again for a sheet cake size.
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