I think that every family has a handful of tried-and-true recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the next. They're always some of the best, and they hold so many memories and so much sentimental value...in addition to just tasting pretty darn good! This recipe for Rich Chocolate Frosting is one of those gems from my childhood!
It's actually kind of hard for me to believe that I've never shared this recipe before. It's the classic chocolate frosting that I was raised on! I have requested a yellow cake with this frosting for every birthday that I've ever had, and I have continued that tradition with my boys. And I'm not the only family member that asks for it each year (um, Aunt Barbara...).
So after making the frosting two times over the course of two weeks last month (for various birthday celebrations), I finally decided that I should take a picture and share it with you. This recipe comes from my mom's grandmother (the Spencer family!), and it has definitely withstood the test of time. No matter where I bring it, someone asks for the recipe! See if you can find the secret ingredient that makes the chocolate taste so rich...
Rich Chocolate Frosting
- 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature
- 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 6 tablespoons brewed coffee at room temperature
- 1 lb. confectioner’s sugar
- Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, cocoa, and coffee. Slowly add sugar until incorporated.
- Increase speed of mixer until frosting becomes fluffy. If frosting seems too stiff, add additional coffee, as needed.
Looking for other delicious chocolatey treats? Try these:
Skinny Double Chocolate Cupcakes