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Classic Chocolate Cake with sprinkles.
Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Get my Chocolate Fudge Frosting Master Recipe for perfect consistency and sweetness for all of your chocolate frosting needs!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, at room temperature
  • 6 cups (24oz/690g) powdered sugar, SIFTED
  • 1⅓ cup (51/3oz/152g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cup (5floz/142g) whole milk
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter until lightly fluffy. Add the sifted powdered sugar 1 spoon at a time and mix well. It will get light in color and bigger in volume.
  2. Add vanilla and cocoa, and the milk, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you work.
  3. Turn mixer on medium high. Beat frosting until light, fluffy and of spreading consistency.
  4. If the frosting is too thick, slowly add more milk or half and half, one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  5. You can use the frosting immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Recipe Notes

Freeze it for up to 3 months. Allow frosting to come to room temperature before using.