How to make chocolate frosting

Many of you asked me about a nice chocolate frosting that goes perfect with banana cupcakes. I like the chocolate fudge frosting from the 125 best Cupcake recipes but that one can be a little to strong because of the cocoa powder especially if you are using a really nice dark cocoa.

Of course you can cut down the amount of cocoa or simply just use a more lighter cocoa powder for that recipe or you can try out my chocolate frosting?

(makes 14 oz. (400 gram) frosting)


Please visit my recipe section if you want recipes for other frostings and icings.

Happy Caking!


Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. ann says

    I need help. this frosting looks wonderful. My son is getting married next month. I am making 75 cup cakes for the rehearsal dinner. any suggestion would be wonderful how many cup cakes will this recipe frost. and what are the best frostings that will hold up to pack and transport. Its 11/2 hr away. any ideas to make a cup cake display would also be helpful. thanks

  2. says

    Amazing! I am NOT a fan of american buttercream a I prefer meringue based ones but gave this a shot. Followed the weights exactly, and let it whip until very fluffy and the sugar was absorbed so it wasn’t gritty. Just awesome, thanks!

  3. Megan says

    I failed making frosting, it wasn’t this recipe though.
    I think it’s because I didn’t cream the sugar and oil (i was out of butter and I read that oil can substitute for butter). Does creaming the sugar and oil really make a difference ?

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