"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting

This recipe is great for packaging as a mix for your pantry OR as a gift for family and friends.

Be sure to check out the packaging ideas at the end of the recipe and stock your pantry today!

2/3 cup baking cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk

  1. Place all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. (see photo idea below for prepackaging these ingredients)
  2. Add the melted butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl and turn on blender to low. (really...make it very, very low...or you will be wearing your chocolate frosting powder!)
  3. It will create a crumbly mixture.  Add the milk a little at a time, beating at a higher speed as the consistency will allow.  Continue beating until it reaches a spreadable consistency.  
Will make 2 cups of frosting, enough to frost a 9-inch layer cake. 

Crumbly mixture (step 2) before adding the milk

As you can see by the milk remaining in the measuring cup in the background...
I did not need all of the milk to get to this spreadalicious (grin) consistency.
Sometimes I need it all...sometimes I don't.
Depends on the moisture in the air I suppose!

Use a small portion to ice the top of the bottom layer.  
Just a little...enough to act as a glue and not a slippery slide.  

Now 'plop' the rest of the frosting in the very center
of the top layer.
Every. Single. Bit. Of. It.
....just plop it on.  
Now starting from the center,
spread it out to the edges, thinning out the frosting on top
and building up a thick border on the edges so you can....
....take that abundant portion from the top edge
and spread it over the sides of the cake.
'Perfectly' Frosted Chocolate Cake!
Keeping the dried ingredients for the frosting (and a cake mix) on my pantry shelf is a no brainer!
bags are my frosting mixes and the jars are my cake mixes. 
I LOVE having these on my pantry shelf.
And not JUST so I can have my cake and eat it too!
They are great go to items to package as gifts...
wedding basket / housewarming gift / hostess gift

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