Chocolate Frosting (light and fluffy)

Cuisinart original

A light and fluffy classic.


Makes about 3 cups


4              cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

4              ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

2              ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

8              tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces and at room temperature

2              teaspoons pure vanilla extract

¼             teaspoon kosher salt

10 to 12 tablespoons milk or cream

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 158 (39% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 1g

  • fat 7g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 12mg • sod. 30mg
    • calc. 21mg • fiber 1g


Put all ingredients except the milk or cream into the Cuisinart®  mixing bowl. Attach the chef’s whisk and mix on Speed 2 for 2 minutes. Add 8 tablespoons of the milk. Increase speed to 5 and beat until smooth and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Scrape the entire bowl as necessary. Add remaining milk, tablespoon by tablespoon, as needed for spreadability.