Chocolate Lover's Frosting

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time:
Yields: 16 servings (2 Tablespoons per serving)


This Chocolate Lover's Frosting is delectable to spread on cakes, cupcakes, brownies, sugar cookies and more. Ready in just 5 minutes, too.


  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


BEAT 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar and milk until smooth. Makes 2 cups total.

Chocolate Lover's Frosting

by H. Helen , Calgary, AB on Jul. 2010

This is a lovely fluffy, creamy frosting and especially good on cupcakes. Just make sure to beat it long enough for a fluffy consistency.

No trans fats!

by J. Jenifer , New Milford, CT on Apr. 2010

I hate to buy the containers of frosting because they seem to all have trans fats, which I don't want to feed to my family and friends. This frosting is easy, reliable, and tasty. No need to buy the other stuff!

Nestle makes the difference

by k. kathleen , Danville, NH on Feb. 2010

I had given up making my own chocolate frosting because I thought it always tasted tart. Using the Nestle cocoa made all the difference! No more bitterness!

Perfect Chocolate Frosting

by S. Sarah , Tucson, AZ on Feb. 2010

This frosting is perfect, and so easy! The texture, if you beat it well, it smooth and the flavor is wonderful!

Not frosting

by a. amy , on Nov. 2009

This is not frosting as it is very thin. It should be considered icing.

Loved the frosting!

by L. Laurie , Mi on Nov. 2009

I was looking for a good frosting recipe and decided on the Chocolate Lovers. Delicious and easy to make. I will never buy a canned frosting again. My kids are in school now but I can't wait for them to try it.


by T. Tracey , Dacula, GA on Aug. 2009

It was great, more like chocolate sauce but yummy!

Easy, smooth icing

by L. Laurie , TX on Jul. 2009

The recipe was simple to follow and created a tasty topping for my cake. I added a bit of almond flavoring to enhance the taste. It's definitely worth trying!

Awesome Icing!

by A. Aimee , BRISTOW, VA on Jul. 2009

This icing is fabulous! After this, I will never use canned icing again!

Not for the novice!

by J. Julie , MARIETTA, GA on Mar. 2009

I make chocolate frosting on a regular basis so I decided to try this one. The end result was smooth, creamy and delicious with a little adjustment. You may want to melt half of the butter and keep adding milk (a tablespoon at a time) until your frosting ecomes creamy. It is important to remember to keep adding milk. For beginning bakers you may want to alternate sugar and milk and always end with the milk.This will make for a shinier frosting.