Smooth Spreadable No-Cook Chocolate Frosting

by Tammy Taylor

Recently I shared with you the recipe for my homemade double-batch chocolate brownies.  Now those delicious brownies are certainly tasty enough to stand on their own, I’ve been known to whip up a batch on a whim or with unexpected company.  But as y’all know I’m a confirmed CHOCOHOLIC – I really prefer my homemade brownies to be drenched in yet more chocolaty goodness so it’s pretty standard for me to also whip up some homemade gooey chocolaty deliciousness to frost those brownies.  And the best part – all of these easy ingredients are in my pantry.  And this no-cook frosting can be made up in about two minutes.   Oh YES I DID!!

My smooth spreadable no-cook chocolate frosting takes less than two minutes to make and uses standard ingredients always present in my pantry. #TaylorMadeHomestead

Here’s how I make my frosting (hold on to your seats, this will be a fast directions since there’s not much to it!) First I pull out my ingredients – softened butter, leftover morning coffee, cocoa, honey, vanilla & confectioners sugar.  Now here’s the hard complicated part – I measure all ingredients into a bowl & whip until ingredients are fully combined and frosting is spreadable & fluffy.  Then all that’s left to do is frost the brownies.  Easy Peasy!

Here’s your one hint – It’s very beneficial to spread this frosting on a warm brownie (or cake) because the warmth of the brownie helps soften the frosting even more and make it a smoother, darker, more chocolaty-licious frosting.  Oh yeah, now THAT’S what I’m talking about!  Mama taught me to share, so I’m sharing my recipe with you below!

Chocolate No-Cook Frosting: (frosts 8×8 cake)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon strong coffee (or milk)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 1 tablespoon strong coffee, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Whip until ingredients are fully combined and frosting is spreadable & fluffy.  Frost brownies while they are still warm.

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45 thoughts on “Smooth Spreadable No-Cook Chocolate Frosting

  1. shelley

    This looks delicious and what could be better than something that’s no cook? I’ve pinned this to the OTM board and to my personal recipe board as well. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon. We look forward to seeing you again next week.

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  2. Katy SkipTheBag

    Shockingly I’ve never made chocolate frosting before. I’ll have to save this recipe for when the need arises. Thanks for sharing on the #WasteLessWednesday Blog Hop!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      OMGosh Katy – I love this frosting. Not only is it delicious (and CHOCOLATE) but the no-cook makes it a keeper in my book. ~TMH~

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  3. Janet Vinyard

    Sounds delicious, especially since you added coffee to the mix! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Blessings, Janet

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Yes ma’am Phyllis, that’s my absolute favorite way to enjoy this frosting. Well, that and straight out of a bowl with a spreader AFTER I’ve frosted the brownies. LOL ~TMH~

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      I always marvel at how my mother and grandmother were such good cooks without the benefit of just looking up recipes and procedures on google. But they sure were! ~TMH~

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  5. Patti

    How on earth did I ever miss this post, be still my heart! It’s snowing like crazy here with temps around -20 tonight so these will brighten the day for sure. I have the day off so I can stay in the PJ’s and eat and eat and eat…… 😉 Have a great weekend!

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  6. ColleenB.~Texas

    Ok, just to let you know my friend. This frosting is Awesome. I used it on a pan of brownies but there was one problem. I think I ate more right from the bowl than I put on the brownies :} I even spread a little on a few graham crackers

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      OMGoodness Colleen, I can relate!! Yeppers, now that the kids are grown & gone guess who gets to lick the bowl?? LOL ~TMH~

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  7. Amanda @ The Kolb Corner

    Mmm chocolate. Never heard of adding coffee to chocolate frosting! I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!!

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      The small amount of coffee really intensifies the chocolate flavor Amanda, give it a try. ~TMH~

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  8. Melissa

    Never thought of putting coffee in brownie frosting! But I guess if you do – that means no guilt for having one for breakfast right?? 😀

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  9. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    More chocolate…you obviously know my weakness! I love that this recipe looks so easy to make. That’s always a big plus in my book! I’m so glad that you linked up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!!! xoxo Lisa

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      My weakness too Lisa, as you can tell!! I’m an unapologetic choco-holic. 🙂 ~TMR~

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Simple & delicious, two things that rank pretty highly in the Taylor Household kitchen, Brenda. LOL Give it a try. ~TMR~

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  12. Kimberly

    What a great post! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. Terri Presser

    Sounds and looks like a great frosting (or icing as we call it in Australia). I am always on the look out for different ideas and anything chocolate is good. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      Oh yes ma’am, Terri. ANYTHING chocolate is good! This is my favorite frosting (or icing) because it doesn’t have to be cooked and contains healthier ingredients. Give it a try. ~TMR~

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  14. Linda @ Apron Strings

    chocolate, coffee, yes please! can’t wait to try this! stopping over from Old-Fashioned Friday 🙂

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  15. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    This is a perfect recipe to keep on hand, for sure! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

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  16. JES

    My daughter and I were just looking for a brownie frosting! We will try yours! I also like the easy pantry ingredients 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us!

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    1. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

      This frosting is absolutely PERFECT for brownies and my all-time fave. Give ‘er a try JES. ~TMR~

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  17. Sue Williams

    I agree…brownies must be drenched in chocolate! This frosting is right up my alley…fast and easy. I am definitely trying this with my next batch of brownies. Stopping by during the blog hop from Katherine’s Corner.

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  18. FABBY

    I’m loving this frosting recipe and I can imagine how good spreading consistancy it is because of the ingredients, specially with the honey! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

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  19. Taylor-Made Ranch Post author

    I always though frosting was a little more work and I do have some drizzly frostings that I use that cooks for a couple of minutes – still quick & easy but not as easy as THIS! Yep, I’m a changed woman since using this recipe… ~TMR~

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  20. ColleenB.

    I remember making this frosting when I was just a kid; only my mother didn’t add honey and she always used milk in place of the coffee. I will definitely try the honey and coffee some day. Usually when I get in a hurry, I pop in a store bought container of frosting in the microwave, nook it for a short time and then pour over my brownies or cake. Now, there are times when I do make homemade frosting or sometimes ganache for some of my baked goodies. I like the ganache running down the sides of the cake along with the smoothness of it. Thanks for sharing the recipe and stay warm

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