Best Chocolate Frosting Ever

17 Jan

I mixed up this chocolate frosting to cover some coconut cupcakes, and it is TO DIE FOR. It tastes like a chocolate bar turned into cream on top of a cupcake. I will mos def be using this for future baking projects.

With a hand mixer, I creamed 1/2 cup softened butter in a large bowl. I added in  2 1/4 cups powdered sugar and 3/4 cup cocoa. Then I added 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and blended in enough milk to make it a spreadable consistency — about 1/4 cup milk.

[UPDATE: I was making this with Betsy for a cake the other day, and she pointed out that I don’t read very well. Apparently I’ve been using ground sweetened chocolate, which is totally different than cocoa powder. As in, one has additional sugar, and one doesn’t. No wonder this frosting tastes amazing! It’s got about a million times more sugar than an average frosting. SOOO…. if you want a super delicious frosting that may induce diabetic shock, I recommend using Ghiradelli Sweet Ground Chocolate. 01/21/12]

DELICIOUS. This is just the classic version. To cover my coconut cupcakes, I decided they needed more of a coconut flavor, so I whipped up another batch…

Chocolate Frosting

CHOCOLATE COCONUT FROSTING: In this one, I substituted  1/4 cup coconut milk for the regular milk, and then stirred in 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Still mostly a chocolate flavor, with a slight hint of coconut. Perfect for my cupcakes!

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

How Sue Sees It:
All I have to say is: try this on EVERYTHING!

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