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Fluffy Cocoa Frosting

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Gold Cake with Fluffy Cocoa Frosting

Gold Cake with Fluffy Cocoa Frosting

Diana Rattray
This flavorful frosting is quick and easy to make, with butter, milk, cocoa, and sugar, and it is not overly sweet. Take a look at the step-by-step video for this cocoa frosting recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes


  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Blend milk and flour in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. with an electric mixer cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cocoa and vanilla. Add the completely cooled flour and milk mixture. Beat until fluffy and sugar is dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes.

This recipe makes enough to frost a sheet cake or the top and sides a two layer cake.


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 5 out of 5
Easy and Good, Member KlipsanAnnie

I made this frosting to go on my grandma's ""Whacky Cake"" recipe. I sometimes like this cake without frosting, but was in the mood for chocolate. This was a very good, simple recipe to make. I like that it is not overly sweet. I would suggest that you take care when measuring butter and shortening or it may come out a little loose. (I was in a hurry and was little sloppy with the measurements). I also used a 1/2 butter/1/2 margerine product. My hubby loved it! I will make it again! Annie in Klipsan Beach

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