Chocolate Frosting

This is a firmer chocolate frosting that goes great with a classic, yellow cake or for that matter, any cake. This recipe makes about 2 cups frosting.


  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 stick (4oz) butter, softened at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar



  1. Heat water in double boiler.
  2. Chop chocolate with serrated knife into small pieces (about ⅛”-¼”).
  3. Cut butter into small pieces.
  4. Add chocolate and butter to double boiler, stirring for about 2 minutes until chocolate is melted.
  5. Remove top from heat.
  6. Sift powdered sugar, a little at a time, into chocolate. With spatula, stir for several minutes until sugar is incorporated. Don’t worry if it at first looks lumpy, it will smooth out as more sugar is added.
  7. Spread on cake.
  8. If you want to make ahead, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Will hold for about 2-3 days.
  9. To use from refrigerator, place in mixer with paddle and beat for 4-5 minutes.

What you should know

If you don’t have a double boiler, place a heat-proof bowl (Pyrex or stainless steel) over a medium pan of simmering water.

Re: Chocolate Frosting

This is my all time favorite cakes and it is now the cake that I request every few years when my birthday rolls around. My wife says it is quick and easy to make. (the batter tastes delicious too)

Re: Chocolate Frosting

Re: Chocolate Frosting

This is a nice thick frosting that was perfect for icing a beautiful cake. Be sure to use a high quality chocolate. It makes a difference.