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Rich Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, creamy frosting and accented with chocolate-covered strawberries. Some were made to look like tuxedos.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
Originally published as Rich Chocolate Frosting in Down the Aisle Country-Style 2000, p53

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"My whole family absolutely loved this frosting! They just kept asking for more! Like other reviewers i cut the recipe in half, and it worked perfectly for a batch of cupcakes! Creamy melt in your mouth chocolate frosting! I have tried many recipes for chocolate icing, but this one is by FAR the best! I did add extra sugar, to thicken it up, making it the perfect amount of sweetness. Worked perfectly for a last minute recipe!"

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"Love it!"

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Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"Excellent frosting recipe. This is a rich chocolaty frosting, will definitely make this my go to recipe when ever I need a chocolate frosting recipe."

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"I've searched for years to find a chocolate frosting that I liked, that was chocolate-y and would decorate cakes and cupcakes and this one is the best I personally have ever made. This will be my go-to chocolate frosting from now on! I halved the recipe, and had enough to frost a double layer cake and about 18 cupcakes - which was fine with me, more chances to eat it! I also did add a bit of espresso powder to it and it was yummy that way too :)"

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"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:)"

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