Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

A nice, creamy butter frosing. I got this from a Hershey can of cocoa and have made it many times when I want a chocolate frosting. It is extra good and you can regulate the amount of chocolate you have in it. In the recipe below you will find three different amounts of cocoa. You choose what you like--will it be light flavor, medium flavor, or dark flavor? But only use one of the amounts of cocoa.

Top Review by breadmakingmama

Delicious. Added a pinch of salt to really make it perfect. Also, the longer you beat this the lighter it gets (in texture and colour) - even if you use the max amount of cocoa. So - if you want a really dark frosting only mix to combine and no more!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 23 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 13 cup hershey's cocoa (light flavor)
  • 12 cup hershey's cocoa (medium flavor)
  • 34 cup hershey's cocoa (dark flavor)
  • 13 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the butter till creamy.
  2. Add the confectioners sugar and cocoa alternately with the milk.
  3. Beat to spreading consistency--additional milk may be needed; add sparingly.
  4. Beat in the vanilla.

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