Chocolate Frosting for Pinecone Cake

Photo: Sang An
3 cups

Use this chocolate frosting to make our Pinecone Cakes.


  • 3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ½ cup milk, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Into a medium bowl, sift together sugar and cocoa. Whisk in butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. If not using immediately, refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before using.

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