Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

All this traditional buttercream frosting requires is a spoon—for mixing or for eating. This goes great on the Flowerpot Cakes Recipe Source: Relish Mag


  1. Combine butter and cocoa powder, stirring to combine well. Add vanilla and salt; mix well. Stir in confectioners' sugar, alternating with splashes of milk. Stir until creamy. If frosting is too thin, add 1 or 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar.


Most Helpful

WOW!!!!!!! This is the frosting I have been looking for!!! Super easy and super chocolatey!

JPsBarbie August 31, 2008

Very good frosting. I halved the recipe and it made enough for a fairly thick layer of frosting for 11 cupcakes. It does make a smaller batch than some frosting recipes. It was fluffy, chocolatey and delicious! I put the frosting on peanut butter cupcakes - yum!

Julie F May 20, 2011

This was really tasty. It was easy to make, and we liked the way that it turned out so fluffy. It was great on a yellow cake. I think next time I might increase the recipe slightly so I could put it on a little thicker! The cake received many compliments. (My teenage daughter even asked if we could use this recipe for her birthday cake, and her birthday is 6 months away! )

PuzzledOne April 10, 2011

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