5 from 2 votes
Milk Chocolate Frosting makes the perfect chocolatey swoops and swirls on your cakes and cupcakes.
Extra Rich Milk Chocolate Frosting
Work Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Milk Chocolate Frosting makes the perfect chocolatey swoops and swirls on your cakes and cupcakes. I've got a tip that will guarantee a rich chocolate flavor every time!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosting, icing
Yield: 6 cups
Calories: 1068 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup milk 2% or whole
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. In the microwave or on in a saucepan, melt together ½ cup of the butter (1 stick) cocoa and milk and stir until smooth. Cool slightly. 

  2. In another large bowl, beat remaining butter and vanilla together, then add cooled cocoa mixture. Add confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time, blending with each addition, until frosting is smooth and creamy. 

  3. For a stiffer frosting for piping use all 8 cups of sugar, and for a softer frosting for swooping on a cake, use 7 cups confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Extra Rich Milk Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1068 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 204mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 167g 56%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 157g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 28.9%
Calcium 5%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.