Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting

"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."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Melt butter. Stir in cocoa.
  • Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.
  • Add a small amount of additional milk, if needed.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • 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.

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  1. kellib626
    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!
  2. Bonnie E C.
    I've used this recipe for some time. My family loves it.
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    This review is going to be a bit confusing,I first made this recipe on 3/2/2006. I first saw it posted by DiScharf. But her recipe is no longer on this site,but strangely enough my photos which were posted to that particular recipe on 3/2/2006 are on this recipe. So I'm redoing my review. I've made this recipe SEVERAL times over the last 10 years and found it to be the best chocolate cake there ever was. And anytime I need a chocolate this will Be my " go to " recipe. " Keep Smiling :) "
  4. Tiffany T.
    Great recipe. ..just need double for 2 layer cake
  5. cwestbrook40
    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????


  1. Erica W.
    Use half and half or heavy whipping cream instead of milk for extra thick and creamy frosting!


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