Cocoa Buttercream Frosting
This creamy chocolate frosting, made with cocoa, is so easy and delicious, you'll never want to buy a can of chocolate frosting again.
3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 to 6 tablespoons milk, as needed
- In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar and cocoa; add the softened butter, vanilla and 5 tablespoons milk and beat beat on low speed until ingredients are combined, then on high speed until well combined, adding more milk, if needed, for desired spreading consistency.
- Use immediately, as desired.
Frosts and fills an 8 or 9-inch layer cake, 1 (13x9x2-inch) cake, or up to 36 cupcakes.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 277.0 calories; 26% calories from fat; 8.5g total fat; 21.0mg cholesterol; 58.0mg sodium; 85.5mg potassium; 52.9g carbohydrates; 1.6g fiber; 50.4g sugar; 51.3g net carbs; 1.2g protein.