Homemade frosting is a great addition to a cake for a special event. This buttercream frosting is easy to make and will give you a delicious chocolate taste with no artificial harsh taste. Makes 3 cups, enough to frost a 2 or 3 layer cake.

7 packets or scoops of Holy Chocolate
10 tablespoon hot water
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted (plus additional if needed)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place the Holy Chocolate in a large mixing bowl and pour the boiling water into it. Stir with a rubber spatula until the cocoa comes together into a soft mass or thick syrup. Add the butter and blend with an electric blender on low speed until the mixture is soft and well combined (about 30 seconds).
  2. Place the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in the bowl, and beat with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is incorporated (about 1 minute). Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the frosting lightens and is fluffy (about 2 minutes more). If the frosting is too thick, add 1 teaspoon of boiling water at a time and blend in. If the frosting is too thin, add 1 tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar at a time and blend in.
  3. Use the frosting to frost the cake or cupcakes of your choice. We recommend the Holy Chocolate Chocolate Cake Bliss, available where you got this recipe card, or at http://www.holychocolate.com.