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Chocolate Cake Icing

Updated on August 17, 2012

Chocolate Cake Icing

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Chocolate Cake Icing

This tasty icing is great on chocolate of vanilla cakes and cupcakes. It is very sweet and delicious. Don't get me wrong, I love some store bought creamy icing, but this is a delicious alternative to store bought icing.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Several Servings


  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 12 tbsp. milk
  • 2 boxes confectioner's sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans and/or walnuts, optional


  1. In a heavy boiler, heat cocoa, butter, and milk until it comes to a boil. Stir frequently (almost constantly).
  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla, sugar, and nuts. Mix well.
  3. Use to frost cake or cupcakes. Makes enough to cover a three layer cake.


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