Delicious Brownie Frosting Recipe

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Delicious Brownie Frosting Recipe

A frosting for your Brownies? Yes, you can now frost your Brownies with this ridiculously delicious and simple brownie frosting recipe and take your brownies to the next level.

Did you ever want to eat Brownies with some topping? Whenever I was in the mood for a more chocolatey dessert, I used to top my brownies with some chocolate sauce. But not anymore; because I have found the perfect frosting for my brownies; it’s made with just four ingredients making it a simple and easy-to-make frosting. 

To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of brownie up until now. But ever since I tasted this frosting, I never looked back. The frosting has just the right amount of chocolate, making it neither too plain nor too overpowering for the brownie. Instead, it compliments it very well. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • Uplifts the Brownies: Adding a layer of this frosting on top takes your Brownies to a whole new level. Yes, there is a way to make your already delicious taste way more delicious, and that is with this brownie frosting. 
  • Right Consistency: The frosting is neither too thick nor too thin for the topping. It glides like butter and comes with the rift consistency if made by following the recipe to the T. Once set, it also creates a delicate crust on top, making it even more exciting. 
  • Easy and Simple: The frosting requires merely four ingredients which are always available in a Baker’s kitchen. It doesn’t require any complicated steps. Hence it is very easy and straightforward to make. 

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Unsalted Butter: I like my frostings being made with unsalted butter as it gives me the liberty of adding salt as per my taste. Use softened room temperature unsalted butter only. 
  • Natural cocoa powder: The Brownies are already quite chocolatey, and we do not want the frosting to overpower the main brownie dessert. Natural cocoa powder is best suited for this as it is naturally acidic in nature, keeping the chocolate flavor neutral. Dutch cocoa powder will make the frosting way too dark and chocolate than needed. 
  • Icing Sugar: Sifted icing sugar helps incorporate air and thickness in the frosting. Always use market-bought packed icing sugar. 
  • Milk: Full-fat milk will help add richness and creaminess to the frosting. It also helps to dissolve the icing sugar so that you don’t feel any grittiness in the frosting. 

How To Make Brownie Frosting 

Preparation: Quickly grab the four ingredients and the tools that we need to make the brownie frosting. 

Beat Butter: We will begin by beating the softened unsalted butter using an electric hand beater kept at medium speed. If you are making a bigger batch, use a stand mixer.

Add Icing Sugar: Now add sifted icing sugar to the beaten butter in batches. Continue mixing till the sugar gets mixed thoroughly. 

Add Cocoa Powder: Sieve natural cocoa powder and add it to the frosting, preferably in batches. Mix it with a spatula first so that it doesn’t fly away all over the place. Once it gets roughly mixed, then use the beater to mix further.

Add Milk: Lastly, Add the milk to make the frosting smooth and glossy. Milk will help the frosting to get into right consistency.

Ready to Serve: Your frosting is ready to be paired with any decadent chocolate of your choice. Look how Glossy that frosting is!!!

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Sieve Ingredients 

Do not add icing sugar or cocoa powder without sifting them. They both have lumps in them, and sifting helps to eliminate them.

Do not Overmix

Try not to beat for too long after all ingredients have been mixed. Too much beating can lead to excess air incorporation, which will make the frosting have air bubbles/pockets whole spreading. 

How To Store Brownie Frosting

It is advisable to make a fresh batch and use it immediately. For any reason, if you have leftover frosting or you want to make it ahead of time, then you can store it in an airtight box in the refrigerator for a week. You can. Store it in the freezer for a month. Always thaw and beat again before using the cold frosting. 

More Easy Recipes

You can try and use this frosting on my brownies recipe:

Small Batch Brownies

Marshmallow Fluff Brownies

If you are looking for more frostings, try these recipes:

Coconut Frosting

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Frequently Asked Questions 

Which Brownies can I add this frosting to? 

You can frost any of your chocolate brownies with this frosting. It will also taste well with a peanut butter brownie or a coffee-flavored brownie. 

Can I add salt to the frosting? 

Yes, a pinch of salt can never do harm to any product. Rather it makes it more delicious. So if you want, you can add a pinch of salt to the frosting. 

Can I pipe the brownie frosting? 

Yes, the consistency of the frosting allows us to pipe it onto the Brownies. You can use any nozzle and decorate as you wish. 

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Delicious Brownie Frosting Recipe

Brownie Frosting: Uplift your brownies with this delicious, chocolatey and rich brownie frosting that not only pairs well with the brownies but also can be a delight to eat just like that.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 50g Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 20ml Milk


  1. Beat unsalted butter using an electric hand beater till it gets light and fluffy. 
  2. Now, Mix in the sifted icing sugar into the beaten butter.Beat this until the sugar gets dissolved well. 
  3. Sieve natural cocoa powder into the frosting and mix using a spatula for a few minutes. Now, beat it until everything gets mixed thoroughly. 
  4. Lastly, add in the milk to adjust the consistency and make the frosting smooth.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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