Piece of chocolate cake on a white plate with Extra Rich Milk Chocolate Frosting
Extra Rich Milk Chocolate Frosting
Work Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 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: creamy chocolate frosting, frosting, icing, milk chocolate frosting
Yield: 6 cups
Calories: 1068 kcal
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup milk 2% or whole
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  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 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 167g56%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 158g176%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1445IU29%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.