Rich Chocolate Frosting

    15 min

    A very thick, creamy and rich chocolate frosting, which is very easy to make. Use on cakes and cupcakes of almost any flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 110g butter
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in cocoa and vanilla. Place icing sugar in a large bowl. Pour in cocoa mixture. Beat well (mixture will be extremely thick). Beat in milk, a teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.

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    Terrible. I'm not sure where the picture came from but my frosting looked nothing like this. The final colour was a pale brown and I had to add food colouring and additional cocoa powder to make it darker. It wasn't very rich or chocolaty. I would not recommend.  -  20 Apr 2013


    Terrible. Mine came out a pale brown. Wish I had have read the comment above before I bothered. Can't make another so will have to cover the cake with smarties. Lucky its for an 8 year old.  -  24 Apr 2015


    I made this to the exact instructions bs it came out amazing!! The only thing was it didn't make much and used most of the icing sugar I had but it was still the best I've made  -  26 Jul 2015