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Rich Chocolate Frosting

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with chocolate-covered strawberries. —Amy Via, North Richland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 cups


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2-1/2 cups baking cocoa, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups whole milk


  • In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 257 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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