Chocolate Frosting with Cocoa Powder


This chocolate frosting with cocoa powder has great texture, color, and taste. Smooth and easy to spread, this frosting turns any cake, cookie, or cupcake into something deliciously special.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup margarine, melted

  • cup milk, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed


  1. Beat together cocoa and melted margarine in a large bowl until combined. Add milk and vanilla; beat until smooth.

  2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Adjust with more milk or confectioners' sugar if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
4g Fat
39g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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