Mom’s Chocolate Frosting


  • 3/8 cup softened butter
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 1/4 cups powdered sugar


Cream butter, salt, cocoa.

Original Recipe: Add milk and vanilla. Beat in sugar. If needed, thin with more milk or stiffen with more sugar.

New Recipe: Add sugar and milk by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added. Then add vanilla.