Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This makes enough frosting to frost the top a 13 x 9-inch cake or smaller

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 14 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream (more if needed)


  1. Place 1/2 cup softened butter in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder, 2 cups icing sugar and 3 tablespoons whipped cream; start beating with an electric mixer add in more whipped cream as needed to create desired texture.
  3. Beat until mixture is smooth and creamy.


Most Helpful

Absolutely fabulous tasting recipe! I made a triple decker cake with it and it didn't hold it together very well, but I probably should've used something denser for heavy layers. Still wonderful and I will make it again.

KKvasager February 08, 2013

Great creamy frosting. Easy to make and easy to eat. Not too overpowering, just right. Great recipe for a great cake.

Kaye's bakin' January 01, 2013

This is the smoothest, creamiest frosting I've ever put on a cake! It's not just butter cream, it's butter creamiest! I made an 8" double layer yellow cake, and frosted it with this frosting. I took it to my neighbor who was having company so she wouldn't have to bother with dessert. Everyone loved it she said. I'd snitched a taste from the beaters!lol It's by far my go to choc. frosting now. Thanks Kitten, for another keeper!

FLUFFSTER April 08, 2012

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