Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This frosting is so delicious, and great for piping on cupcakes or spreading on a cake. It is directly from my Hershey's cookbook, and the same one is currently also on their website. I thought I'd post it here, because sometimes the website ones change.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa.
  2. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  3. Add a small amount of additional milk, if needed.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Tip: If the frosting is too thin to spread or pipe, you can put it in the refrigerator to thicken for a little bit, take it out, and then stir so it becomes creamy again.
Most Helpful

4 5

Used this with Hershey's perfectly chocolate chocolate cake for my son's birthday. Wonderful flavor, but I had to make a half batch more to get the 9 inch layer cake covered. I also forgot to add the vanilla--a complete oversight--but it was still very tasty without it!

4 5

Great recipe. ..just need double for 2 layer cake

4 5

I LOVE the flavor and creaminess of this frosting but it is not enough for a two layer cake, even if you use it sparingly and who wants to do that????