brownie frosting

Brownie Frosting

This frosting is so smooth and creamy, you might not use it on just brownies!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brownie Frosting
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 106 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk, or heavy cream


  1. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment (a hand mixer works excellently here), combine room temperature butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.
  2. Turn mixer on low and let it combine ingredients for about 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency. You may not need all 3 tablespoons, you may need 1 more, it can vary from season to season and kitchen to kitchen.
  4. Spread over warm brownies.

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