Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This is my favorite chocolate frosting recipe! It's rich and pipes beautifully!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Author A Turtle's Life for Me


  • 10 Tablespoons butter not margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Stir in cocoa powder. Mixture will be very thick.
  2. Transfer chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl and let cool. With mixer on low speed, add in powdered sugar and milk, alternating the two. Add vanilla extract.
  3. Turn mixer to medium high speed and beat about 5 minutes, until frosting is smooth and creamy.
  4. Store extra frosting in refrigerator