Chocolate-Raspberry Icing


I was looking for an icing recipe for a long time that used fresh raspberries as well as chocolate. However, no such thing seemed to exist, so I came up with this one! It tastes amazing with chocolate anything, and has a really prominent fruity flavor. So, here's my recipe for chocolate-raspberry icing! I used this icing to make an amazing chocolate cake.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
10 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups fresh raspberries

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, or more as needed

  • ½ cup milk

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder, or more to taste


  1. Bring raspberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Strain and let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Add powdered sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth; taste and adjust flavorings as needed.

  3. Beat with a whisk for a thick and creamy icing. Let cool before using.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 2 teaspoons lemon extract for the lemon juice if desired.

You can save the cooked raspberry seeds and thicker juice in an airtight container for a great makeshift jam.

Add up to 6 tablespoons more butter if the whipping is not working well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
5g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 56mg 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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