The Best Hershey Chocolate Frosting Recipe

June 15, 2012


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What You Need

  • 1 cups butter – softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups baking cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk

What To Do

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter.

 Mix in sugar, vanilla, and cocoa.

Slowly adding milk


The Best Hershey Chocolate Frosting
Enough for one cake
  • 1 cups butter - softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1¼ cups baking cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup milk
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter.
  2. Mix in sugar, vanilla, and cocoa.
  3. Slowly adding milk
  4. Enjoy!

The recipe is adapted from HERE

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Keri Finn June 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Another great recipe! You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!


Natalie June 15, 2012 at 9:48 pm

You can absolutely freeze it! It’ll stay in the fridge for about 3 days, freezer for about 6 months. Just thaw, stir, and it’s perfect! This is the exact recipe I use and it’s DELICIOUS. Best chocolate frosting ever.


Krista December 2, 2012 at 12:16 am

Overall, was yummy recipe. However,I had to add more milk as the frosting was thick as mud. I will use the recipe again but will remember the need for more milk. The recipe made enout to cover 24 cupcakes with a lot left over. I used Hershey cocoa FYI. Thanks for sharing!


Robin December 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I grew up making this and I’m now 55. We always mixed the cocoa with 2/3’s of the powdered sugar so it would then incorporate without lumps. We added milk at room temp to make sure the cold milk didn’t set the butter. You can warm the milk a little in the microwave if necessary.

I don’t like my frosting with that much cocoa, but that’s the beauty of the recipe. You can make it as dark or light as you want by varying the amount of cocoa. You may need less milk or more sugar if leaving some of the cocoa out.


Susan January 6, 2013 at 2:57 am

This is like the recipe that my mom used to make all the time! She would spread it between graham crackers and we thought we were getting a special treat.


vera July 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

you are showing cain sugar but talking powdered/confectioners sugar?


Elizabeth August 1, 2013 at 12:40 am

It’s powdered cane sugar


Abby February 5, 2014 at 8:36 pm

They were not kidding when they called this best frosting ever! Sooo good! I would recomend using a stand mixer because the hand mixer can make your arm tired because it could take some time to get all the ingredients mixed together. Other than that it is sooo addicting I could eat it all in one sitting!


Watson February 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

I am SOOOO glad you liked it :) I agree about the stand mixer


Alice April 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

I love this recipe!! It was amazingly delicious, the perfect balance of sweet and chocolate.


Erin September 13, 2014 at 2:54 am

can you dye the frosting blue and red or would it not turn out


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