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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Author Serving Up Southern


  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 4 cups powdered confectioner sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk (plus extra for thinning


  • Mix the cocoa and sugar.
  • Cream the butter. Gradually add the cocoa mixture to the creamed butter, alternately, with the 1/2 cup of milk until blended. Add the vanilla.
  • Carefully add very small amounts of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. Cream well in between each addition of milk.