Chocolate Frosting I Recipe -
Chocolate Frosting I Recipe

Chocolate Frosting I

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add in cocoa, salt and boiling water, stirring until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. If frosting seems too thick, add water. If it seems too thin, add powdered sugar.
  3. Spread on cooled cookies, such as Frosted Chocolate Walnut Goodies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2003

This is a very smooth and easy to spread icing. I chose this recipe because there was no milk in the house, and I had just baked a Crazy Cake(another recipe I found on this site). They went together very well. I'll be making this one again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 22, 2007

This wasn't at all what I was looking for-- it was a thick chocolate mess almost like ganache but not as smooth or sweet. I had to add twice as much sugar, a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla to make it usable. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because I'm sure there are other people who are looking for a very unsweet, straight chocolate icing. I just made a bad recipe choice based on the simple ingredient list and directions. (I was looking for "vanilla-chocolate powdered sugar frosting", which I HIGHLY recommend) I MIGHT use this one SPARINGLY (spread thinly) either between cookie sandwiches or on top of them but never on a cake.


145 Ratings

Mar 19, 2009

This frosting was very yummy!!! The taste deserves a five but overall it earns a four. The frosting was very pretty and glossy but it took a while to get it to the right consistency. It took way more sugar than called for to make it perfect. I also added just a little bit of vanilla flavoring. Very yummy with chocolate cupcakes. I will never buy frosting from the store again. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 05, 2006

sweet & chocolaty... I was an instant star when I put this on a basic boxed cake recipe. People raved for hours.

May 01, 2008

This recipe was absolutely phenomenal. I was making a cake for my best friend's birthday and it was kind of late at night and I had no icing. So I looked on here for something easy with few ingredients, and I found this. So happy that I did. I must point out, however, that it is VERY import to use real stick butter. The second time I made it with my boyfriend, it was watery because I used tub margarine. Also, this afternoon I used the recipe to make truffles. I decreased the amount of water to about 2 tbs. rather than 3, and didn't use the full 1 1/2 cup of powder sugar. The mix was thicker so I made drops and put them on wax paper on a pan in the freezer, and after an hour they were perfect. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Bravo.

Jan 06, 2007

Rich in chocolate taste! Was exactly what I needed to frost 9x9 brownies. Didn't seem like enough for a full cake. I will definitely make again, but will double for a cake.

Nov 12, 2006

Very easy to make. I made it by hand, and was nont too tiresome. And it tasted wonderful, and had a nice texture.

Apr 12, 2012

This recipe can be played with to get it right but as written this is a myriad of adjectives - gooey, grainy and greasy among them, and none of them what you want in a frosting. What a shame, because it tasted great, almost like fudge!


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  • Calories
  • 56 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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