Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe Video

Here's a simple recipe for delicious chocolate frosting. Perfect pairing with my homemade chocolate cake or to use on brownies. It is so easy to whip up you'll never buy canned frosting again. Whether you call it frosting or icing, it's the "icing on the cake".


Preparation Time25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings8
VegetarianMain Ingredient


For the frosting
 Vegetable oil 
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
 Unsweetened cocoa powder2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Powdered sugar3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Milk1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 341 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 31.2 mg

Sodium 9.6 mg0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.6%

Sugars 46.2 g

Protein 4 g8.7%

Vitamin A 7.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 4% Iron 15.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In an electric mixer, add sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend the ingredients at low speed until well combined.
3. Stir in the eggs, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Blend for about 1 minute until well combined.
4. Stir in the water and beat the mixture for another 2 minutes until smooth and combined.
5. Take two 9 inch greased cake pans and pour the cake batter evenly into the pans. Bake them in the preheated oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Once done, let the cakes cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
6. After 10 minutes, remove the cakes and let them cool completely on the rack before applying any frosting.
7. For the frosting: In a bowl, add and combine butter with cocoa powder. Blend until well combined.
8. Stir in the vanilla extract, powdered sugar and milk and blend until smooth and creamy.
9. Once the cake is cooled, apply the frosting over and at the sides of each cake. Stack them over one another and apply the frosting evenly.

10. Serve the two layered chocolate cake in desired slices.

Editors Review

This is part 2 of the Homemade Two Layer Chocolate Cake recipe. Watch Part 1 of the Homemade Two Layer Chocolate Cake for the complete recipe.



AnnieColWeen says :

This is a good video. :)
Posted on: 12 February 2010 - 6:58pm