Texas Chocolate Frosting
A delicious chocolate frosting for icing brownies and cookies! I like it especially as a topper on Texas Brownies. I like to add a dash of cinnamon to the frosting, it gives it a special flavor.
A delicious chocolate frosting for icing brownies and cookies! I like it especially as a topper on Texas Brownies. I like to add a dash of cinnamon to the frosting, it gives it a special flavor.
This frosting is delicious! I made a double-layer chocolate cake and then used 1.5 times the ingredients for the frosting, and I had quite a bit of frosting left over! MMMmmm... and it goes great on graham crackers too! (a great treat for your kid's lunch box in case you ahve never tried it - chocolate frosting/graham cracker sandwiches - just like mom used to make!). Five stars! (FYI: I used evaported milk so it wouldn't spoil if left out on the counter, and the frosting tastes great!)Read More
This frosting is delicious! I made a double-layer chocolate cake and then used 1.5 times the ingredients for the frosting, and I had quite a bit of frosting left over! MMMmmm... and it goes great on graham crackers too! (a great treat for your kid's lunch box in case you ahve never tried it - chocolate frosting/graham cracker sandwiches - just like mom used to make!). Five stars! (FYI: I used evaported milk so it wouldn't spoil if left out on the counter, and the frosting tastes great!)
Incredible! Why would you ever buy the canned stuff again? I didn't melt the butter, just let it come to room temperature and added 1-2 tablespoons more milk. Will definately use this as my frosting of choice from now on!
This was a really good, chocolately frosting. I needed this to fill thumbprint cookies I made earlier today. I did alter the measurments a bit. I used a 1/2 cup of milk and 3/4 cup of cocoa powder. The chocolate taste was not over powering by any means...it actually gave it sort of a fudgy texture which we really enjoyed. I have made this in the past and substituted brewed coffee for the milk. Thanks for sharing!!
This frosting was amazing. I made some Peanut Butter Cupcakes, recipe found on this site, piped this frosting onto them. They were so delicious. I did add about 2 tbls more milk to get the consistency I wanted.
Very good frosting. Be aware, though, that it is quite thick. After cooking it I had to whip vigorously and pour it on the cake quickly. It hardened to a lovely, almost crunchy texture. I had it on yellow cake but it would definitely go well on brownies.
I was so pleased with this! Because I was using it to pipe onto cupcakes and I wasn’t sure how that would work with melting the butter first, I didn’t. In addition, I used butter rather than margarine and just three cups of confectioners’ sugar. It was light, fluffy, and unmistakably chocolate. I know it would have been darker, more fudgy looking, had I melted the butter, and I’m anxious to try it that way on brownies or a sheet cake.
just what i was looking for. i made mine with vanilla soy milk (all i had on hand) and it worked well. the cinnamon is vital, in my opinion. i put this on banana bread because that is all i had to put icing on and it was g o o d. i like that is is made with things i always have in my kitchen.
I loved this icing! I didn't have quite enough margarine, so I used a little crisco to make up the difference and I didn't melt them though, I cut it into chunks and then used the mixer to whip the icing until fluffy. I needed to add a little more milk as it was really thick to spread. The second time I made this I used all margarine and still had to add more milk than specified. This is very good frosting, nice and thick a bit sweet so I added some more cocoa powder to tone down the sugar some. Good stuff, I'll use this again! Thanks!
Easy to make. Tasted good. Although, I did have to add some more milk to make it the right consistency to spread.
I cut this recipe in half and it work wonderfully for my brownies.
just what I was looking for. I didn't want to wait for butter to soften before making frosting, so this recipe was great. --thanks for sharing!
This icing is easy to make and soo good, I'm eating it off the spoon, pairing it up with brownies and I don't think they'll last a day in my house. Will make it again, Thanks!
A good frosting for brownies. I like the hint of cinnamon.
Did not melt the butter and used about 1 tablespoon extra of milk to get the consistency I wanted.
Nice flavor, nice texture. Easy to make. I added a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter to mine, very yummy.
This has to be the best brownie frosting ever made. I frosted half of the brownie pan with these, and added chopped pecans to the other half of the frosting, then spread it over the other half of the brownie pan. That way, everyone was happy! Great recipe!
This had a great flavor and next time I might add the cinnamon as Norma suggests. I would mention that once the butter is melted you should remove it from the heat before adding the rest of the ingredients. My icing turned into a large lump and was a bit thick, but that is easily remedied by adding a bit more milk...
SOOOOOO FANTASTIC. This frosting is decadent and rich. In short, delicious. I used it on several different baking projects of various flavors and it was perfect for all of them. My new go-to frosting recipe.
This is the best chocolate frosting EVER. So yummy, and so good! I just microwave the butter and mix in the rest in my mixer.
I had to use quite a bit more milk than the 3 tbsn called for. And after I added the 4 cups of sugar it wasn't as chocolaty as it was just sweet. So I added 1/4 cup more cocoa and a bit more milk and it was awesome! I used this for a double layer chocolate cake and had more than enough!
Awesome icing! I used butter vs margarine. (melted butter over double boiler) Will definitely make this icing again!
Very easy and so rich and delicious!! I have used this frosting on thumbprint cookies and cupcakes, too!! We all love it!
Sublime. Scaled this down to half for 18 cupcakes and still had some leftover, but I wasn't opposed to eating it by itself.... Used butter instead of margarine. And just eyeballed (evaporated) milk in until it got to the consistency I wanted.
One of the best chocolate frosting recipes I've tried. Easy to make. I had more frosting than I needed for my 2 layer 8inch chocolate cake though.
I took this basic recipe and amended it to make chocolate banana frosting. I used 1/2 cup butter, melted, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 *small* ripe banana mashed. I omitted the milk and vanilla. Beat together for 5 minutes or so. Fabulous! Thanks for the basic recipe.
I made this recipe to go with brownies I made. It was perfect! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out very delicious! My friends and family could not get enough! Will definitely make this again! Thanks for the great recipe! :)
although this icing tasted very good (not really that chocolatey though), I found that it got very hard, especially the second day..I just prefer creamy frosting
Absolutely delicious frosting!!! The only change that I made was that I added a teaspoon of almond extract. This is a keeper for sure!
Even though I've tried some other frosting recipes and liked them, it seems as it's been hard trying to find just the right one for me. I do believe this is it!! I made some homeade doughnuts with a recipe I had gotten on this site, and made this frosting to top some of them with. It's a bit of a thicker frosting, I think, but perfect for doughnuts as it melts down a little when spredding on them warm. I doubled the baking cocoa and added a little extra vanilla and a little extra milk at a time until I achieved the right consistancy.
I followed the recipe exactly, and it was good, but very rich and extremely sweet. I used the advice of adding a hint of cinnamon. I will not add it next time. All in all good recipe
Good. Needed a lot more milk than called for though. I switched out half the milk I needed with cold coffee and it was fantastic. Then, not leaving well enough alone, I added cinnamon, which would have been great, except you only need a SMALL pinch! Apparently my pinch is too big. SO, try the cinnamon, but be very careful how much you add. I didn't melt the butter, just used room temp, which might be why I needed so much more milk.
I absolutly love this recipe! Turns out perfect every time I make it! Thank you so much, Norma!
I think this turned out great. The only problem is that after it was finished, I realized that I hate Texas Chocolate Frosting. But the recipe was good. Thanks.
This is a great chocolate frosting. It wasn't too sweet and the texture was nice too. I had to add a little more milk but you never know with frosting I might not need to next time. Great recipe!
This had a very good, rich flavor. I thought it tasted like fudge. I used it on a Texas sheet cake. The consistancy was not a creamy, but more of a fudge frosting that hardened- like one you would find on top of brownies- but maybe that was because I let the butter melt and bubble before adding the other ingredients. Overall, very tasty!
I grew up with this recipe used by my mom, now 90, on her chocolate cakes. She taught it to me and said she got it from her high school home ec teacher (around 1932) in Blackwell, OK. It is a classic.
The best chocolate icing ever! And I'm not saying that just because I'm from Texas. It is the perfect frosting for a batch of homemade brownies!
Best and easiest chocolate frosting! It was a wonderful taste and went great to make cake balls/pops! Thank you so much!
Excellent simple icing. Takes more than 3 tbsp. milk to make it spreadable, but add slowly (I added too much and it was too runny the next day). I frosted the "chocolate zucchini cake III" with it, which was a deadly combination.
it was super thin- i had to add another cup of powdered sugar to even get it to stick to anything. but it would probably be best on doughnuts. That's what i'm trying it on today. It was REALLY good though.
Yummilicious :). Will never buy icing in a can again. Thanks for sharing with us :)
I'll never buy another can of frosting. This is so easy & really tasty...not too sweet. I put on cupcakes & the adults ate more than the kids. Thanks
Very yummy! I didn't have any ile so I added Mocha Almond Creamer which added tons of flavor. This frosting was easy to spread over my brownies and harden nice but still creamy at the same time!
Yum...this is super tasty chocolate frosting. I cut the recipe in half and used it to frost the Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies from this site...it was perfect and so tasty! I must add, though, that this frosting hardens up quickly. I made it and let it sit for a couple of minutes, and when I came back and stirred it, I found it to be too thick. More milk was necessary to make it frosting consistency. My family really liked this...it is very rich and sweet. Thanks for sharing...I will be making this again!
Simple easy to make and tastes great! I just frosted a cake with this recipe and it's so yummy. Sets up nice!
Made this to go on cake. I thought it was awful and tried to add more chocolate. It didn't help. No one liked it.
Tried making this frosting twice. It turned hard rather quickly and was also very chunky. The second time I made it I tried sifting the confectioner's sugar to see if that would help, but it didn't. It tastes pretty good, but it's chunky and hard to spread on cake without the cake crumbling.
Best homemade frosting I've ever made!
I made this to top zucchini brownies I made from this site. Then I made it to top a garbanzo bean cake recipe, also on this site. Both attempts were ridiculously delicious!
i love this recipe! i have made it a few times now and put it on top of brownies. i dont think there is anyway to mess this recipe up and its soo easy. i did change the recipe a few times and instead of adding vanilla (because it can be expensive) i added another tsp of milk and you cant even taste the difference!
Precisely what I was looking for! A soft chocolaty frosting that uses pantry ingredients and goes together in a snap. Consistency is remarkably similar to canned. I added 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee to round out the flavor, but it was delicious even without it.
I've never made any kind of frosting before, and this one rocked. I did scale it back to 12 servings since I was covering a 9x9 banana cake. Super easy to make in less than 5 minutes.
It was a little to sweet for us, but the consistency was nice.
My first from scratch frosting and I won't be buying any more from the store. I read that many people used this for brownies, but I wanted it for a cake. I added condensed milk to change the consistency and was quite satisfied with the results. I would reccomend this and continue to use it!!!
Good and fast, my whole family loved it.
added a little more milk at the suggestion of other raters. Confusing because it was thick yet it had the whipped consistency. I'll make this again. Yummy.
This is your classic chocolate frosting. It's great for decorating cakes. It is thick and easy to work with. I will use this recipe over and over again.
A lovely tasting icing though it was a bit coarse. I would do it again. I added a drop milk to it to get it to the right consistency but overall it was great!
MAKE THIS NOW! I made this frosting recipe because all I had was cocoa powder and no melting chocolate. I added a dash of cinnamon and it's the best frosting ever. Beautiful consistency. You'll never buy frosting again.
OK I didn't read the instructions as I was in a hurry. I didn't see I was supposed to melt the margarine. I had mine at room temp & it worked perfectly! Wasn't gritty. Came out nice & fluffly! Love it! ...did add a little extra milk.
This is my basic chocolate frosting recipe. It's good on cakes, cookies, cupcakes...... I like it because I always have the ingredients on hand!
Tried this frosting on a red velvet cake and my family devoured it. Used a little extra cocoa to get the chocolatey taste with half the confectioners sugar. Substituted 1 1/2 cup brown sugar for the other 2 cups.
This is the best Chocolate Frosting I have ever made! I used softened butter instead of margarine and it turned out perfect. No need to melt the butter so long as its at room temp. I needed to add more milk a little at a time to get the creamy texture needed. The best part is how creamy it taste. Not like bakery buttercream at all. Light, fluffy and delicious.
Love, love, love this recipe!!! Best chocolate frosting ever and it makes a ton. One recipe was enough to frost a 9x13 cake and let my husband gorge on frosting. I usually add a little more milk for cakes, but leave the recipe as is for brownies. I made a gluten-free chocolate cake mix for a friend and it tasted like beans. I'm not kidding. If I hadn't had this frosting, the cake would have been ruined. Luckily, this frosting was chocolatey enough to make up for the horrible cake mix. Make this frosting--You won't be disappointed!
Used half butter, half criso. Beat with my hand mixer with the cocoa. Added powered sugar, vanilla, and milk as needed. I also added about 1-2 tablespoons of Hersheys syrup for added chocolate flavor. Used to frost Bakers One Bowl Brownies.
This is a good icing to use - not only for brownies but would be very good with cupcakes or thinned down, would be great for cookies too.
Simple, quick, easy, delicious! I made this in less than 10 mins to frost some brownies last-minute. But I only put in 2 cups of sugar, stopped there as it was still quite sweet that way (I live in New Zealand now and they don't like frostings as sweet here) Thank you!
Waaaaaaay too sweet & crunchy. Not smooth and creamy as frosting should be.
Delicious and so easy to make!!! Was amazing with the peanut butter brownies I made, which were super peanut-buttery with chocolate chunks. Would probably be too rich with regular chocolate brownies for me, but with the peanut butter brownies, it tasted like Reese's mini peanut butter cups in a brownie w/ frosting form----SO SO ADDICTIVE! It tasted just as good for the next two days! Would DEFINITELY recommend, unless you are trying to diet--You WONT be able to resist!
Wanted icing for Cream Filled Cupcakes and this was perfect. I ran out of powdered sugar, so I only used 3 and about a 1/4 cups, but it was still terrific. Thanks!
It made a very little amount and after I started adding the icing sugar, the whole mixture separated and I was left with a huge ball of cocoa powder and gallons of liquid fat. I can't say one good thing about it, just awful.
YUM! We loved this recipe. We can't do dairy, so we used soy butter and soy milk, and it was great on our vegan cake. Thank you!
This is the best frosting EVER !!!! I added an extra 1/4 tsp of milk for easier spreading. It was the perfect amount for my 13x9 in chocolate cake. I will use this recipe for anything needing chocolate frosting :)
Needed a chocolate frosting last minute and I am so glad I picked this one! I put it on a yellow cake and it was scrumptious! I love the chocolaty-fudge flavor it has. It was so good that a cake that usually lasts a few days was nearly gone the first night! I will use this again and again. Thanks for sharing!
Yummy chocolate frosting.
It was good but...I would say use less butter next time,it came out very watery,until I drained it.
Substituted coffee for the milk & added cinnamon - the best frosting EVER :)
Much too sweet! I had to add twice the amount of cocoa and slightly less sugar.
Excellent, thank you!
This frosting is delicious! No need to look further. I didn't measure my powdered sugar, but I think I used about 2 cups. I did sift the sugar. The frosting was perfectly smooth and chocolately. The cake I made wasn't great but the frosting saved it.
I think it is supposed to be put on warm brownies. the frosting is suppose to set up like a ganache to those commentors who were unhappy with the texture. If you want soft frosting do a buttercream recipe. Thank you for sticking the recipe on all recipe I had lost my recipe.
FIVE STARS *Easy *Fast *I like *Husbund approves *and most important my son thinks this frosting is "the best"
Works great for cake balls too! Serving size is 32 ounces though. Make half a recipe for 1 box of cake. If you don't melt the butter, your frosting will be grainier than not. I tried it both ways, and the melting works best for me.
I used it for brownies and got compliments on it.
Taste good if you like super sweet icing on your Texas sheet cake but I found it is definitely perfect for brownies! Easy to make with the kids too. I wanted my thicker so I chilled it in the fridge and worked well on top of walnut brownies!
Came out perfectly! thank you for this easy to make recipe. Little ingredients with big taste!!!
as is 5+++++
Very good frosting - it doesn't have that "too sweet" taste that I usually dislike about frosting. Really enjoyed, and perfect on top of the "One Bowl Chocolate Cake" from this site! Thank you for the great frosting recipe!
Delicious....I have been looking for this recipe...my Grandma made this on brownies when I was a kid and I always loved it. Thanks!
Very yummy and delcious, used for brownies!!
I give this 5 stars for ease and taste, and it also requires ingredients you probably have on hand. I used it for a chocolate cake and it was perfect.
Excellent frosting! So easy to make and super delicious! Perfect for what I needed.
Perfect! I made an instant pot chocolate cake. This was the icing and WOW was it perfect! Next time I might add chopped pecans-just didn't have any.
Absolutely great frosting! A total keeper! I made a layered cake (white cake) for my father-in-law's birthday yesterday and used this frosting. It was a total hit with everyone! My hubby couldn't stop eating until it was gone!
Added a generous pinch of cinnamon, 2 tsp more milk and 2 tsp more cocoa powder. Thought it had a bit of a powdered sugar taste, so in an effort to cook out the flavor I kicked up the heat to a low medium and stirred constantly for about 5 minutes before pouring it on the cake. Husband loved it!
WOW!! This is the frosting recipe I have been attempting to make for years now. VERY wonderful and flavorful indeed.
Very versatile & delicious. You can add peanut butter and/or nuts to it as well to change/enhance the flavor & it'll still turn out awesome.
tastes good, but it was really chunky and didnt spread at all. just wasnt for me.