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Saturday, October 20, 2012

EASY Chocolate Frosting

I know some people are intimidated by the thought of making their own frosting. Seriously .... It is one of the easiest things in the world to make. In my personal opinion, it tastes better than any of that canned stuff. Don't get me wrong, there's a time and place for everything - but when you want a little something more - homemade is the way to go! Spread it on your favorite cake - homemade or boxed, or just stick a spoon in it .... I won't judge - it's all good to me!

EASY Chocolate Frosting
Yield: about 3 cups

8 tbsp. (1 stick) real butter, softened
⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
⅓ cup milk
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Place the butter and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for about 1-2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Blend on low for 1 minute or until the frosting is light and fluffy. Add more milk or powdered sugar, if necessary - 1 tbsp at a time - to get the desired consistency.

Use to frost the cake, cookies, cupcakes or brownies of your choice. 

Store in the refrigerator since this uses butter and milk.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. YUMMY! I think this is easier than my frosting recipe, so I will be making this one from now on! Thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  2. When I make frosting I always hope there's extra for my spoon.
    Thank you for sharing this week!

  3. Yay! I have a Chocolate frosting recipe now! I always cheat...next time I think I'll try your recipe. Pinning!

  4. Yes! This is my fave chocolate frosting recipe, and it is great every time. Thanks for sharing it - you're so right - no need to buy tubs!

  5. Thanks so much!! I need all of the help I can get when it comes to baking!! I am so glad you shared it on Manic Monday. Pinned and shared on Facebook and Twitter :)

  6. Jamie sometimes we forget that homemade is just as easy as that(#82-Miz Helens).Yum!Love me some chocolate!!


  7. thank you! it looks delicious! I printed it.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday. Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  9. I would like to invite you to link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week if you’d like to attend.

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  10. I agree homemade frosting is always better!

  11. I love homemade frosting... I could eat it by the spoon. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

  12. I'm pinning this we usually melt chocolate but this looks so easy using cocoa powder. Thanks for sharing it on foodie.

  13. I've made a chocolate frosting similar to this before. I've always used cocoa powder. It's so much easier to use than using melted chocolate. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

  14. Hi Jamie,
    This is a great frosting, I just love a white cake with chocolate frosting. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Jamie,
    I love homemade frosting! This chocolate one looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

  16. You had me with words "easy" and "chocolate"! Thanks for sharing this at the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party at http://www.wildernesswife.com


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