Hershey's One Bowl Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by The Kissing Cook

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

Top Review by thebb'smom

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!

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.

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