Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is really easy to make for all of you who buy your own. And lots of people already have the ingredients in their cabinets. Also, because you are the one making it you can add more of less chocolate depending on your personal tastes.


  1. Melt butter in medium pan.
  2. Stir in cocoa until dissolved.
  3. Add sugar, milk, extract.
  4. Cook and stir until blended.
  5. *Optional* add more milk for softer spreading.
Most Helpful

Sorry to say I was somewhat disappointed with this frosting. I have never cooked frosting before but I had to transfer to a bowl and mix it with electric mixer then had to add more icing sugar. Too runny....I did double the recipe so may have gone wrong there. Unfortunately, not what I was looking for and had to salvage it .... don't like wasting stuff.

Sue's Kitchen August 26, 2010

This was a very quick and easy recipe to prepare, but the end result was disappointing. After it cooled I was left with a dull, grainy frosting. I also doubled the recipe and it still didn't fully frost my 9" two layer cake. I've never "cooked" frosting before, so perhaps I erred in some way. Sorry, but for me this recipe just didn't work.

Great!full June 14, 2010

Very easy to put together and completely delicious. I sifted the confectioners sugar before adding it to the butter and cocoa mixture. I used it to frost Chocolate Spritz Cookies.

Marie Nixon April 25, 2010