Busy Day Cocoa Icing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Busy Day Cocoa Icing

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"This is a rich cocoa frosting that only takes 10 minutes to make!"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups frosting Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In small bowl, stir together butter and water until butter is melted. Add cocoa and vanilla; beat until well blended.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth, creamy and of spreading consistency. Add additional water, if necessary.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

Great, I made half the recipe for brownies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 21, 2003

I beat it forever & it was still not fluffy enough for cupcakes. It was more syrupy. Very sweet & I could feel the confectioner's sugar in my teeth. The kids liked it of course, they like anything with sugar, but I will not make it again.


23 Ratings

Jun 21, 2003

This is a great icing for pound & bundt cakes. Use only 1 teaspoon of water or milk to get a creamy frosting. Takes great on graham crackers too!

Jun 21, 2003

Quick, easy, tasty recipe. The one thing I will change next time is to use a large bowl because the sugar has a tendency to splatter a bit until it is incorporated. Blends well, not too grainy, just a little.

Aug 07, 2003

This went really well with Dark Chocolate Cake recipes I found on this site. It was fab! *****

Jun 21, 2003

Really great and easy.

Jun 21, 2003

Very good!! The first made from scratch frosting I have ever attempted and it was really good!

Jun 21, 2003

I cut the recipe in half. It really came out great. It is not the creamy kind of frosting that you get in ready made tubs, but it was delicious w/ the Eclair Cake on this website.


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

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

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