2-Minute Chocolate Frosting

2-Minute Chocolate Frosting

You can double or triple the recipe if you need more but make sure you add the milk very slowly. It thickens up very quickly. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Makes: about 1/2 cup

2-Minute Chocolate Frosting


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch process is best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • about 3 teaspoons milk


  1. Place powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla into a bowl.
  2. With electric mixer on low, combine for a few seconds.
  3. Slowly beat in the milk, a little at a time, until it’s frosting consistency.
  4. Beat on high for about 15 seconds.

19 Comments on "2-Minute Chocolate Frosting"

  1. lorraine k

    I just tried this and it was delicious. I added twice as much vanilla because i love vanilla and I always add extra. No frosting, just a dusting of powdered sugar. The cake had a really nice texture and flavor.

    Thanks Jenny!

  2. Rosalie

    Hi Jenny
    Love your recipes. Do you have a vanilla 2 minute frosting.

    • Sara

      No make it vanilla flavoured replace the cocoa powder with 3x the vanilla extract

  3. J C

    Had been searching for a salt free birthday cake… will try this soon. Any other recipes will be welcome.

  4. Deb

    Needed an easy cake I could make with my 3 year old grandson. This fit the bill! Very tasty!! Thanks

  5. Last Call

    Thanks for the old Polish recipes, I haven’t had that kind of chow since my Mom and Grandma would get together and cook up a storm. When a pirogi would fail during the boiling cycle I was allowed the first one, but normally we would brown them in a little butter.

  6. BECKY

    The recipe is for CHOCOLATE frosting.

  7. Vanessa


  8. Ranjitha

    Hello Jenny,

    I am a raving fan of your dessert recipes. I was wondering, whether I can use this frosting to pipe cupcakes.


  9. New to Baking

    It was way to sweet the first time making. So now here’s how I make it. 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk and I beat this all together. Much better than original recipe

    • Chris

      Much better than the original? All you’ve done is cut the recipe in half so you’re just using less.

      • PN

        No, she halved the sugar and butter, doubled the chocolate and used the same amount of vanilla & milk. The extra chocolate would give a stronger chocolate flavor which would “overpower” the sugar. True, she would have about half as much frosting.

    • Lee

      Love the alterations… how do you turn this into a lemon cake?

  10. ally

    hey jenny, I just made your chocolate cake and it turned out awesome. I can’t wait to try more recipes

  11. sophia

    Hi jenny, if I were to take out the cocoa powder, would it still be the same consistency?

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