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Easy Cocoa Frosting

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1 cup
  

recipe id: 37578
Easy Cocoa Frosting Recipe
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ingredients

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

directions

Add all ingredients to a bowl. With a hand mixer, beat to spreading consistency. Add milk as needed to thin.

One batch makes enough for a 8 or 9-inch layer cake. For a 9x13 cake, double the recipe.

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nutrition

63 calories, 2 grams fat, 11 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium.
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Great frosting! Excellent consistency and super easy to make. I didn't modify a thing and it was the right texture for spreading with a spatula or using a pastry bag to pipe onto cupcakes (as shown in our photo).



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Good recipe! I did some tweeking, added a bit more powdered sugar (had a strong cocoa taste) and I also added 2 T of peanut butter! If you add peanut butter, add a bit more milk because it gets a little thick. Tastes yummy!



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I loved it. It was so easy to make, plus was so good



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I just made this for my dad's birthday cake, and it's absolutely delicious! It's really easy to make, and comes together very quickly.



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yum yum that icing was sooooooooooooooo
good, I put it on my brownies I made and
it was really yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!.



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I am not a fan of powdered sugar icing, I usually use the flour paste/butter kind. But I didn't feel like it today and having doing countless searches online, I gave this one a try for its simpleness. I am so glad I did, it is perfect and my son loves it. So now I have a quick, perfect chocolate icing to go to now, thanks!



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This is a classic and delicious. Works perfectly and delivers on taste and texture.



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Member since: February 13, 2014
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This is such a yummy cocoa icing. So easy and quick to make. Thanks!



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I loved it was very easy and the taste is really good just what I wanted for 12 cupcakes



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Spotted this on your site just in time to make Thanksgiving dessert. Delicious and nothing could be easier. Though I didn't have a pastry bag, so I applied it by using the old zip-loc bag snipped at the corner trick.