Chocolate Butter Cream Frostings

Chocolate Butter Cream Frostings


  • 1 cup 2 cups
  • cocoa:
  • light flavor 2 Tbsp 1/4 cup
  • medium flavor 1/4 cup 1/2 cup
  • dark flavor 1/3 cup 3/4 cup
  • confectioners' sugar 1 cup 2 2/3 cups
  • butter or margarine 3 Tbsp 6 Tbsp
  • milk or water 2 Tbsp 4-5 Tbsp
  • vanilla 1/2 tsp 1 tsp


Choose amount of cocoa you prefer and combine with confectioners' sugar. Cream butter with 1/2 cup of cocoa mixture in a small bowl. Add remaining cocoa mixture alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. For a glossier frosting, add 1 Tbsp, corn syrup. One cup frosts an 8- or 9-inch square or round cake or pan of brownies or top of a 13x9x2-inch cake or pan of brownies. Two cups fills and frosts an 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake or frosts 30 cupcakes.

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