Chocolate Frosting Recipe

This is the chocolate frosting recipe I use when frosting cakes and cupcakes. All you need is butter, shortening, powdered sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla!

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Chocolate Frosting Recipe
Prep time
Serves: 10
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 4 tbsp 2% milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Cream butter, shortening, cocoa together in a KitchenAid standalone mixer with whisk attachment or electric mixer on medium speed.
  2. Add confectioners' sugar and milk, alternating, while mixing on low speed.
  3. Add vanilla and mix until blended.
Makes ~2 cups (enough for 10 cupcakes)




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