Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Rich and Yummy -- Goes great with the Peanut Butter Squares. At times I have found the need to add extra powdered sugar.


  1. Mix margarine, vanilla and boiling water add cocoa and powdered sugar mix until creamy and smooth.
  2. Spread on cooled peanut butter squares.
Most Helpful

I loved it. I was looking for a frosting recipe without anything perishable in it, like milk, and this worked on yellow cupcakes beautifully. I sifted the powdered sugar and it took more than the listed amount, but I just went with it til it was the right consistency. I doubled the recipe for 24 heavily-frosted cupcakes and added 1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate as the other reviewer suggested. De-lish!

cautious_cook June 27, 2011

I picked this frosting because I didn't have any milk or cream in the house and needed to make chocolate frosting. It was easy to make and OK, but wasn't amazed by it. I frosted 12 cupcakes pretty heavily with a single patch. For half the cupcakes I added Starbucks Via instant coffee and that made the frosting great.

Lt. Amy May 02, 2010

What a great (and quick) recipe! I omitted the boiling water and only used 1 cup of powdered sugar with nearly 2 tablespoons of cocoa. It was nice and think and covered our 8 inch round banana cake perfectly. Will definitely use again.

WillCookForSmiles February 14, 2009