Hershey’s "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

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This frosting is excellent when paired with Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake.

Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting

A perfectly easy and delicious frosting recipe...

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 10 min


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2/3 cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Pour butter into a medium bowl. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating with an electric mixer to spreading consistency. Add small amount of additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla.


*This frosting pipes well onto cupcakes or cake.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted slightly from Hershey's Classic Recipes)

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  • Barbara j Stephan wrote:

    I make this frosting often and it is very good. Not good for piping unless you chill it well! Melted butter in icing does not make for good piping frosting-it will just melt.

  • Carlos wrote:

    this frosting’s good but believe me for health sake you won’t want all that sugar on it, I’ve made it several times but reducing sugar to between 1/2 cup up to maybe 1 cup, the final flavor’s semisweet but still tasty. I recommend you making it like that, I love it.

  • Melissa wrote:

    This looks so good and so easy to make. I think I’ll use it on my husband’s birthday cake! I would totally add the confetti sprinkles, but he would not appreciate that. 🙂