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Hershey's Famous Lickety-Split Chocolate Frosting

A simple "scratch" chocolate buttercream frosting made from just 6 basic ingredients you probably have on hand

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (one stick)
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Combine powdered sugar, cocoa and salt. Add milk and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Add butter and beat until of spreading consistency. Add a little more powdered sugar or milk if needed. Scrape down bowl a time or two. 

    This makes enough for a 13" x 9" cake, 2 layers of a 9" round or 12 cupcakes.

    Hint: make sure cake is well cooled before frosting.