(Closed) Anyone Have An Amazing Chocolate Frosting Recipe?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
26 posts

I like the basic buttercream chocolate frosting recipe on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa tin:      1 stick butter or margarine

                    2/3 C. Cocoa

                    3 C. powdered sugar

                    1/3 C. milk

                    1 Tbsp. Vanilla

Melt the butter and then mix all of the ingredients.  Beat on medium speed until you reach spreading consistency.

Post # 5
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

Try this. It’s do die for!

2lbs granulated sugar

8oz water

12 oz egg yolks

2.5lbs butter (room temp)

5 oz chocolate, melted


  1. Put sugar and water in pot, whisk together and cook to 240 degrees
  2. Whip yolks in mixer until light in color
  3. Slowly pour sugar into eggs while mixer is still running
  4. Turn mixer on high and whisk until mixture is completely cool
  5. Add melted chocolate.
  6. Add butter in chunks. Don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the bowl a few times


Tip: If you start adding butter and mix is still to warm, try adding some cold butter first.


Good luck!

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is by far the best chocolate frosting I have ever had and it goes perfectly with yellow cake!!

Here’s the link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Fudge-Buttercream-Frosting/Detail.aspx


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.
  2. Sift the cocoa with the confectioners’ sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don’t add more than 1/4 cup of milk.
  3. Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

I doubled the vanilla, added a pinch of salt, and used butter shortening instead of regular. Mrs Richardson’s Chocolate Lover’s Fudge is the best fudge I have found at the grocery store too. Enjoy!!

Post # 8
3752 posts
Honey bee

OOOOOOH I got one!

There are a few steps:

  1. Open the cupboard
  2. reach in hand
  3. grasp container of (Betty Crocker[my fave]) chocolate frosting
  4. open lid
  5. peel off silver lining
  6. microwave for 15 seconds
  7. enjoy

I hope the directions are clear Innocent


Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

The key is the cooca that you use.  Find some Dutch processed cocoa.  Penzey’s Spices has some of the best that I know.


Post # 11
3752 posts
Honey bee

@PumpkinSpiceChai: haha, I know. I was thinking of my frosting idea because I made a home-made white cake last night. Unfortunately I am absolutely TERRIBLE at making frosting. I used Betty Crocker’s whipped chocolate frosting last night 🙂

Post # 12
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I second the Dutch processed cocoa tip above, no matter which recipe you use. It makes a BIG difference! The most common brand is Droste, and it comes in a red box about the size of a baking powder box. Lots of grocery stores have it, but sometimes you have to go to a few before you find it. It’s in the baking aisle, not the hot cocoa aisle.

Post # 13
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I, too, use the one on the back of the cocoa can.  Laughing  It’s not too too sweet, so it can handle being paired with a rich chocolate ganache poured over the top!


Post # 14
30 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

use a white buttercream recipe and add nutella to it. i just did it a few mins ago testing out possible flavors for my wedding cake and it pretty good.

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