About this recipe:When I first started baking I thought making your own frosting would be really hard. As it turns out, I was very naive. Making your own frosting is not hard at all. Most frosting recipes do not call for much more than 4 or 5 ingredients, and I usually already have everything I need on hand. A homemade frosting beats a store-bought type any day. And, a homemade frosting is special finishing touch on a fabulous homemade cake.
Making the frosting is so easy you'll wonder why you never did it before.
All you need to do is melt the butter, and whisk in the cocoa powder. Then mix in the vanilla, and start alternating adding 1 cup of sugar with a little bit of milk. Keep adding in the powdered sugar and milk until you have reached your desired consistency and sweetness.
If you are looking to spice up your frosting, or give it that little something that makes people ask, "what is that?" I suggest adding in a little citrus zest, or peppermint extract instead of vanilla. You could also add in a variety of spices like cinnamon, or chili powder.
Be creative! A good tip to remember is; if you accidentally make your frosting a little too sweet, add in some sea salt. It helps cut some of the sweetness from the powdered sugar.
You now have a delicious, homemade chocolate frosting that you can use on anything you want!