Chocolate Syrup Frosting
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 11 mins
An easy scratch chocolate frosting that calls for chocolate syrup
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup room temperature chocolate syrup
  • 3 1/4 to 4 cups (about 1 box) of powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, cocoa powder and chocolate syrup. Beat on low speed with a handheld electric mixer until blended.
  2. Gradually add the sugar and a couple of tablespoons of the milk and the teaspoon of vanilla.
  3. Continue beating, adding milk as needed, until you get a smooth and glossy frosting.
If using unsalted butter, add a pinch or two of salt. I also recommend adding the powdered sugar gradually and taste testing after you've added the first 3 cups. You may not want all 4 cups.
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