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)

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 388g

Calories per serving: 1874kcal

Fat per serving: 119g

Chocolate Frosting Recipe

What I like with my recipe is that it is not strong in taste and not too buttery either, but it has just the right amount of sweetness with a twist of vanilla.


  • 5 oz. (150 gram) unsalted soft butter
  • 7 oz. (200 gram) confectioners sugar
  • 1 oz. (30 gram) cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk lukewarm (start out with only 1 tbsp and see/taste if it need the last tbsp of milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Cream butter and sift in the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla. Mix untill well incorporated.


TIP: If the frosting look a bit curdled try add a bit more confectioners sugar

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

Happy Caking!



  1. Sarah.a says

    Hi louise when I make a frosting do I leave it out or in refrigerator so it will not becom soft like a soup?

  2. Liezl says

    Hi Louise, I discovered your website about a month ago and you have such great talent. And the best of course is that you share it with us! I made 36 cupcakes for my husband’s birthday to take to work this week and I used your chocolate frosting. I got so many compliments! It is so easy to make and the best I’ve tasted. Since my husband is diabetic it is also nice that it is not so sweet. Thanks for all your effort!

  3. Saadia says

    hi louise,
    thanks 4 the great frosting recepies! wanted to know the way to make thick chocolate fugde icing….. the one that can be left without refrigerator. thanks

  4. says

    Melb: We dont have cakeflour either. but I read somewhere that you can make it yourself 1 cup of flour remove 2-3 tbsp of flour and add cornstarch. Stifting it well. Dont know if it works just as good as original cakeflour?

  5. Melb says

    HI Louise
    I am new to the site I am Canadian but just moved to Australia for couple of years we don’t get Cake flour over here and i am trying to make a cake for my daughters birthday she will be turning 3 years
    Please advise if i can just regular plain flour(not self raising) thanks Melb

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