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Chocolate Syrup Frosting

An easy scratch chocolate frosting that calls for chocolate syrup
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 10
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 stick 4 ounces butter, softened
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup room temperature chocolate syrup
  • 3 ¼ to 4 cups about 1 box of powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, cocoa powder and chocolate syrup. Beat on low speed with a handheld electric mixer until blended.
  • Gradually add the sugar and a couple of tablespoons of the milk and the teaspoon of vanilla.
  • 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.