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4.91 from 33 votes

Brownie Frosting

This frosting is so smooth and creamy, you might not use it on just brownies!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownie Frosting
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 106kcal
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


  • In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment (a hand mixer works excellently here), combine room temperature butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.
  • Turn mixer on low and let it combine ingredients for about 30 seconds.
  • 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.
  • Spread over warm brownies.



Serving: 9g | Calories: 106kcal