Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A very fluffy, light cocoa frosting. I love to make frosting with butter, you get a dreamy, creamy consistency.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 113.39 g butter, very soft
  • 551.25 ml powdered sugar
  • 59.14 ml baking cocoa (or more for darker, richer flavor)
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 29.58-44.37 ml milk or 29.58-44.37 ml cream (to desired spreading consistency)


  1. In a bowl (or 4 cup glass measuring cup is easier) add powdered sugar and cocoa.
  2. Cut in soft butter with a knife or fork.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Using mixer beat until fluffy.
  5. Add the milk or cream now until spreadable consistency is achieved.
  6. Frost COOLED (if warm it will melt the butter) cake, cookies, brownies, whatever!
  7. I use this recipe for my Moist Fudgy Cocoa Brownies.
  8. Yummy!
Most Helpful

I didn't care for this at all...Really wasn't fluffy? I did only have skim milk so possibly that could have been the reason.

I ended up leaving on the side of the cake and not icing with it and let my kids/and others use if they wanted or not use. Just not a favorite.

lollipoplane February 10, 2013

Wonderful, Light, Creamy frosting. Very easy! Thanks for posting.

FranklinMom6 August 02, 2009

This was very good. I made a half batch and it worked out great to put just a thin layer of frosting on a pan of brownies I made. I plan on using it again this weekend. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

Kathryn29 April 18, 2007