When you bake as much as I do, you tend to go through a lot of frosting. When I first started baking, I would purchase those little tubs of frosting at the store. It was convenient at the time, but I quickly realized two things. One, the tubs of frosting at the store were TINY and I would end up having to buy a ton of them, which began to add up financially. Secondly, I realized I didn’t actually like the flavor or texture of the store-bought frosting. It was actually ruining my desserts. It was too processed tasting and too thick. Even the ones that claimed to be light and fluffy weren’t. I was making from scratch baked goods and then frosting them with this processed junk and it just was not working. So, I stopped buying store bought frosting and started making my own. This took my baked goods to the next level and I was able to save a lot of money.

If you have not yet attempted to make your own homemade frosting yet, then I highly recommend that you do. I promise you will not regret it. This recipe is a basic chocolate frosting that is light, fluffy and decadent. You can’t go wrong with it!




  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ²⁄³ cups powdered sugar 
  • 6 tbsp + 1 tsp butter (softened)


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the powdered sugar and butter.
  2. Blend together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and ¼ cup of milk**.
  4. Blend together fully.
  5. Spread on your favorite brownies (Thick & Fudgy Chocolate Frosted Brownies), cake or cupcakes!
  6. Enjoy!



** If you need to, add a tbsp of milk at a time to the mixture until it reaches that typical frosting texture.


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