Friday, August 5, 2011

Chocolate Lovers Frosting

I promised the recipe for chocolate frosting. I even like it and as I've said, chocolate is not #1 on my list. I use this for my 4 layer cake and also my cupcakes. It's easy and quick.
This recipe will frost a 4 layer cake or 45-50 cupcakes.
you'll need:
1 cup of Butter
1 1/3 cups of unsweatened Cocoa Powder (Hersheys is more expensive but the best)

Confectioners Sugar (about 8 cups)
1 cup of milk
1/4 tsp of Espresso Coffee powder

1 tbs Vanilla

Melt the butter slowly and then add the cocoa powder
Turn off the heat and while cooling add the espresso

Pour the chocolate into a bowl and when cooled gradually add the confectioners sugar and milk to give you the consistancy you like.
Add the vanilla

That's it! The coffee gives it that little bit of something extra.

Would love comments, questions and for you to follow
Will post a picture of the chocolate cake tomorrow when I'm done.


  1. Where can I find the espresso powder?
    I needed it too when I made a chocolate cake, but I couldn't find one in a regular grocery shop...

    oh, I am a new follower:)

  2. All you had to say was CHOCOLATE and I was hooked. Looks totally FABULOUS!

    My Flash-Back-Friday hop is up again, hope you can link up again this week!
    Flash Back Friday #11

  3. I use a very similar recipe without the coffee powder and it's delicious. I am going to try this as I bet it makes it even better!

  4. Mmm, always know the way to my heart! haha

  5. Aside from the fact I just gained 20 cyber pounds just sitting here, I love your blog. I found you by way of etsy and glad I did. I'm always looking for recipes & friendships. Your cakes look so delicious! Hugs. Tammy