Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This came from the side of a Hershey's Cocoa Tin from the 80's. I don't know if this is posted anywhere on this site, but I wanted to keep it for my files. Please note the amount of cocoa you add to the frosting - There are different amounts listed for the chocolate intensity you would like your frosting to taste

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter or margarine in small mixer bowl.
  2. Add cocoa and confectioners sugar alternately with milk; beat to spreading consistency (additional tablespoon milk may be needed).
  3. Blend in vanilla.
  4. Makes 2 cups frosting.
  5. ***1/3 cup for light flavor.
  6. ***1/2 cup for medium flavor.
  7. ***3/4 cup for dark flavor.
Most Helpful

Perfect icing. I use this everytime I make chocolate cake, which is at least twice a month. Everyone loves the creamy chocolate flavour and my two boys fight to lick out the bowl. I usually mix it by hand which is great as I don't have to get the mixer dirty. Thank you!

thebb'smom July 27, 2012

Love this frosting with or without the cocoa. Also used it with cocoa and 1 tblsp of powdered non-dairy creamer (hazelnut) to create an alternative and very good tasting frosting.

LinL February 02, 2011

My favorite buttercream frosting that I have been making for over 20 years. I was on the verge of panic because I couldn't find my copy to make for 1 Pan Fudge Cake. Thanks for putting it on Zaar so that I will never lose it again. This frosting tastes better the next day after being refrigerated.

Kat's Mom March 29, 2010