10 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Slowly mix in cocoa powder and stir until a thick paste forms.
Pour cocoa mixture into a large bowl, and alternate adding powdered sugar and milk, a little at a time, while mixing. Add in vanilla extract. If frosting is too thick, add more milk in a teaspoon at a time until desired texture is reached.
If using an electric mixer, turn speed to medium high and beat for 5 minutes. Otherwise, mix by hand. (Use those muscles!)
You are now ready to frost your cake, cupcakes, cookies… or to eat by the spoonful. No judgement here.