Chocolate Frosting

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min
Ingredients
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions

Sift sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl. In another bowl combine 1 cup of sugar mixture with butter and 1 tablespoon cream, beating until smooth. Add another cup of sugar and another tablespoon of cream, beating well. Continue until all ingredients are combined and frosting is fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Spread frosting on top of one round. Top with second round and cover top and sides completely with frosting.


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Outstanding! My new favorite frosting recipe. As others said, it requires a lot more cream to get it to spreading consistency. I used high quality cocoa, too. I can only describe it as "clean" tasting - absolutely no sickening sweet after taste like a lot of frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Adding vanilla to chocolate frosting makes no sense to me. Otherwise, a good recipe. Try with almond extract, peppermint or other extracts that compliment chocolate rather than being eliminated by it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good the kids love this one too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good. This will be the one I will be using! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This frosting didn't turn out. I've read some of the other reviews... and I found that others had the same problem, it was too thick! I ended up adding more cream to make it less thin. The frosting tasted fine item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great since I had all the ingredients in the house. It was necessary to add more cream to get the right consistency, as others have stated. yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome, this one is a keeper. We used it for my daughter's birthday cake, we baked a 9 inch round and cut it into a moustache shape that we found on Pinterest. It was so cute and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the greatest!!!!!! Thank you! im 11! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The frosting has a good flavor, but the cream amount needed to be doubled. I also added a bit more cocoa. Next time I will use less confectioners' sugar. I will also add some French Roast coffee from my press. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is THE BEST frosting I've made or tasted. The key is using a high quality cocoa. Do add a little more cream to thin it if needed but other than that its just awesome. : item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis