The Best Homemade #Chocolate Frosting

The chocolate frosting flavor is beyond excellent. The texture is smooth and soft. The best part though? The recipe is extremely easy to make! It only took me about 10 minutes to whip this incredible chocolate frosting together.

The chocolate frosting literally glides across the surface of the cake. The recipe is designed to make two cups of frosting which was just enough to frost a 13×9 inch cake. You can half the recipe if you are making a 9-inch cake. If you decide to make a layer cake, I would recommend to either make one and a half batches or to double the recipe. You want enough chocolate frosting to frost the inside layer, the sides, and the top.

There is one secret ingredient to the recipe. Okay, it is not secret at all, but the secretive part is it is what makes the flavor richer than any other chocolate frosting you have had in the past! To add the special touch to this recipe, you want to make sure to find really good cocoa when making the chocolate frosting. You want the chocolate flavor to be rich and amazing. Homemade Chocolate Frosting has the richest chocolate flavor!

You are going to love how simple this chocolate frosting is to make. Why buy prepackaged when you can make homemade? You will be the hit of any party and will be able to surprise people when you are able to tell them that the chocolate frosting was made from scratch. Make sure you pin below for later so you can share it with anyone who asks how your chocolate frosting was so delicious. Enjoy!

You’ll Need:

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 - 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla


  1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Add the cocoa, stir until the mixture is smooth and thick. Remove the pan from the heat and place the cocoa mixture into a medium size bowl. Let it cool slightly.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla alternately with the powdered sugar to the bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until you have the spreading consistency you desire.