Smooth Spreadable No-Cook Chocolate Frosting

by Texas Homesteader

Recently I shared with you the recipe for my homemade 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 frosting to top 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.


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

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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 a few 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 fluffy & spreadable. 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). That’s 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!

My mama taught me to share, so I’m sharing my no-cook chocolate frosting recipe with you below!

Chocolate No-Cook Frosting: (frosts 8x8 cake)

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, coffee



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



  1. 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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  3. 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…… πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend!

  4. 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

  5. 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!!!


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  8. 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

  9. 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

    1. Texas Homesteader 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~

  10. JES

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.


  13. Texas Homesteader 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~

  14. 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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