Lynnie the K's GREATEST Chocolate Icing

"Mom's best icing - we couldn't wait to lick the bowl! If she didn't get the cake frosted quick enough we could eat all of it!"
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Ready In:
1 cake




  • Melt butter in pan- remove immediately and add cocoa.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Add milk, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.
  • Can add more powdered sugar to make thicker or more milk to make thinner depending on consistency desired.

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  1. This is definitely the GREATEST chocolate icing I've ever had! 10 stars! Very easy to make and the taste if fantastic. I used about 3/4 of a 2 lb. bag but I like a stiff icing. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic recipe!
  2. Good recipe very similar to my mum's who never measures ingredients, so now I can get close to her recipe for icing. I used 2lbs of icing sugar, but I wanted a really stiff icing. In the last batch of icing sugar I sifted in about two table spoons of extra cocoa. It needed that more chocolaty taste with all the icing sugar. I will keep this in my recipe book for next time. Thanks.
  3. It really is the best icing I have tried! I assumed that you meant 1/2 a 2 pound bag of powdered sugar. You must have because that was perfect! I mixed by had with a whisk and it was just fine. I can't wait to see how it tastes on the "whatever Floats Your Boat" Brownies! Thanks for posting.
  4. I just made this icing this afternoon, for a bridal shower. It was superb! Its ONE HUNDRED times tastier than store bought icing. After melting the butter and whisking in the cocoa, I used my stand mixer to stir in the vanilla milk and powdered sugar (a little at a time). If you're looking for a chocolate frosting, look NO further! This is it!!
  5. I am so tickled!! This recipe turned out great. I added more powdered sugar also to thicken it more as Marg said in her review. This is the greatest and I agree its is a 10 star recipe in my book!! I usually make a mess on making homemade icings but this was right on the money! Thanks so much for sharing this easy and delicious recipe. I will be making this more often in the future :)



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