Best Chocolate Frosting

enough to frost a 9 inch 2 la

In a double boiler over hot water melt chocolate with the butter. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. In an electric mixer add chocolate mixture and confectioners' sugar. Beat until mixture resembles chalky beads. Add the vanilla and the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a spreadable consistency is reached. Beat until fluffy -- adding more milk if necessary.

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    My kids loved this exactly as written, although I did add 1 tsp. of instant coffee granules and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon because I wanted it to accent the Mexican sheet cake I made. Also, I haven't used a double boiler in about 20 years. (Don't even own one anymore. The butter and chocolate melt well in the microwave. Just follow the directions on the chocolate box.
    This was so easy and turned out delicious. I followed other reviewers' advice and increased the chocolate to 4oz, the butter to 4 TBS, and decreased the powdered sugar to 2 cups. 
    It's still very sweet but it doesn't overwhelm the chocolate flavor.  
    My kids loved it!
    I made this and it tasted great! It also had a nice consistency to it.
    Not too bad but this is not a buttercream frosting
    I took the comments of others and decided to cut back on the sugar and amp up the chocolate. It tastes good and I still had plenty to ice a 2 layer 9in cake. The only problem is (like all other butter cream frostings I've tried) it gets crusty. I don't think the recipe is at fault, it is just me. I've tried beating it more, I've tried beating it less. I've tried beating everybody who comes into my kitchen while making it, and I can still only make a crusty frosting. I blame the weather here.
    This is a great chocolate icing. I used it on an ice cream cake and it came out very nicely! (it hardends in the fridge/freezer like a ganache) I did find it to be too sweet for my taste, so I added another square of chocolate and another tablespoon of butter. I don't know how you could ice any cake with just that amount of icing; I had to double the recipe and if you like a lot of icing, you might want to triple it! all - in - all very tasty! I'll use it again
    This frosting was so sweet, I had to add more butter and 3 more squares of chocolate (!) and a little cream cheese. It was still too sweet after adding 2 squares of chocolate, so I took a portion of the frosting out and added the 3rd square. Then it was DELICIOUS.
    I was looking for an easy recipe for chocolate frosting for my husbands birthday cake. This was it. Plus I had all of the ingredients and did not have to run to the store. Easy and delicious.
    I made this for a friends birthday cake last year and everyone loved it. This year they are demanding I make the cake again!! It was great and so simple its pointless in buying premade.
    this frosting came out very shiny, but not fluffy. it was a bit oily and didn't have a good chocolate flavor. it'd probably be good for frosting a cake that needed to be really smooth but it was way too stiff for cupcakes. i added a little sour cream to it and that made it softer.
    I had been looking for a basic chocolate frosting. I was going to make chocolate buttercream, but many of the recipes called for bittersweet chocolate, which is not my favorite. I finally found this recipe and frosted homemade chocolate cup cakes. YUM!! It was delicious. I think the people who had problems with the texture did not add enough milk. You can keep adding milk until the frosting beocomes creamy like canned frosting. Great, easy recipe!!
    I didn't really care for this recipe. It was too sugary for my taste.
    I was not sure how this would be, with such little butter, but it was great. I would double it if you are frosting a 2 layer cake!
    This is my go to chocolate frosting. It is quick, easy, and versitle. I use it on all my cookies, cakes, and brownies.
    The recipe was really easy to make and really easy to alter! I added some instant coffee to the hot chocolate and butter mixture, and it made a delicious mocha frosting. It whipped up to a nice fluffy consistency and tastes great.
    This frosting was pretty awful. It was sicky sweet and did not not have a good mouth feel. Not even close to a can of frosting from the grocery store. I had to scrap it off to eat the cake!
    I have made many cakes in my lifetime, at one time I even sold cakes and I have also made better, richer icings than this one.
    So can stop licking your fingers .
    Very good.
    I made this for my son's birthday cake--he loved it!! This is so easy to make and so good! Betty Crocker eat your heart out!!
    I had never made frosting by hand before this one. It turned out perfect and was so simple! I'll never buy chocolate frosting from the store again!!
    This frosting is easy to make and tastes delicious! Will definitely be making often.
    I had decided to bake a chocolate cake from scratch to bring at a friend's house. The recipe called for canned frosting, which I don't care for. I looked for a recipe in cookbooks and on foodnetwork. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. It was very easy to make and absolutely delicious. My husband, my children and our friends raved about it. I will definitely make it over and over again when needed.
    Very easy and delicious. If you are a real chocolate lover, I recommend adding an extra ounce of bakers chocolate. It tasted like homemade fudge with that extra zap of chocolate. It was a big hit at my son's birthday party.
    Made this frosting in Lake Arrowhead (5,000 feet altitude) and it was excellent,used 7 tablespoons of milk. I'll keep this recipe, it was easy to make.
    This is the world's BEST chocolate frosting I have ever tasted! ( It is as good as my grandma's!)
    The title of the recipe is a definate right on...This is the best chocolate frosting I ever made. I did change one thing...I used powered unsweetened chocolate and crisco instead of squares. I highly recommend this frosting.
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