Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 3 mins

My old Mennonite cookbook is on it's last legs, so I'm posting my favorite recipes before it falls apart completely. I love this chocolate frosting, it's meant for sheet cakes or brownies. Frost the cake right out of the oven - don't wait for the cake to cool!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put butter, cocoa and buttermilk in bowl and heat in microwave until boiling, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour hot mixture into mixing bowl and add powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat until smooth.
  3. Pour over hot cake right after removing from oven. If using nuts, sprinkle over icing immediately.
Most Helpful

This frosting/glaze rocks!!! It was easy and oh so delicious. I just made a boxed yellow cake and poured this on top. My son loved it so much, he didn't even wait for the cake to cool a little. Thank you for posting.

Q & A's Mom April 26, 2010

Very,very,very good!! Thank You.

Beansy January 31, 2010

DELISH! This works well on more than just brownies! I've used it on wacky cake and plain yellow cake too, with wonderful results. Only change I made was that I use cream instead of the buttermilk :)

Jollymae October 03, 2008