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Quick Chocolate Frosting

  • yield: Makes about 3 cups


  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Step 1

    Sift sugar and cocoa together in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Use immediately.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2004

Reviews (3)

  • 27 Dec, 2012

    Husband said it was ok... nothing special but incredibly 10 who is on the spectrum just helped me make it.

  • 15 Dec, 2011

    I had no idea that frosting was this easy! It was really yummy on the dark chocolate cake.

  • 29 Feb, 2008

    This frosting is soooo yummy and super-easy! Highly recommend!