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Chocolate Icing in a white bowl with butter knife on top
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Easy Chocolate Icing

Easy Chocolate Icing is a 1 minute frosting recipe with a fudgy taste. Use to ice anything, this chocolate and icing sugar frosting  is handy and delicious!!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time1 min
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chocolate frosting, chocolate icing
Servings: 16
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Food processor
  • Spatula


Easy Chocolate Icing

  • 1 cup icing sugar Note 1
  • ¼ cup milk Note 2
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder Note 3
  • 50 grams butter Note 4
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence Note 5


Easy Chocolate Frosting

  • Add icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter, milk and vanilla essence to the bowl of a food processor. Blitz for approximately 15 seconds to combine.
  • Scrap down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, then blitz for another 10 seconds.
  • Use a butter knife to spread frosting on baked goods (brownies, cakes and cupcakes) Note 7



  • Note 1 As this is a quick and easy recipe, I throw the icing in without sifting it. Same for the cocoa powder. But you can take that extra minute or so and sift these 2 dry ingredients if you like.
  • Note 2 I use almond milk for this recipe as I always have it at home. You can use regular milk if you prefer. Skim or full fat is fine. 
  • Note 3 Cocoa powder is what I used here, but sometimes when I made this I use cacao powder (either or is fine) See note 1 above about sifting, if you want to go for it, otherwise, it is fine not to.
  • Note 4 I usually slice the butter into cubes and throw in like you see in the photos. It is easier for the butter to be beaten if it is not in one big chunk of butter. 
  • Note 5 Vanilla essence or vanilla extract is fine. The imitation vanilla essence is much cheaper and is fine to use, don't think twice about it! 
  • Note 6 I have used '16' as the serving size as I use this frosting for brownies and I cut them into 16 pieces. If you want to frost many cupcakes or a large cake, consider doubling the mixture. 


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg