How To Make Frosting For Brownies?

Are you craving something sweet and indulgent? Brownies are one of my all-time favorite desserts, and I always look for new ways to elevate them. Adding a layer of rich, creamy frosting takes these chocolate treats to the next level of indulgence.

Let me show you how to make a simple and delicious frosting that is perfect for topping your favorite brownie recipe. Whether you are a beginner baker or an experienced pro, you will find this recipe easy to follow, and the results will be sure to impress.

Easy Way To Make Frosting For Brownies

There is nothing better than a good homemade brownie- especially a super fudgy one. There is nothing wrong with them; however, sometimes they need that little something extra to make them stand out.

That’s when you need this insanely delicious brownie frosting. A brownie recipe wouldn’t be complete without it!

A brownie frosting recipe is an easy and quick way to boost your brownies’ flavor.

Rich, velvety, and absolutely delicious, this chocolate frosting is perfect for any cake! The recipe is easy to follow, and it will add an extra dimension of wow to your brownies.

Also, you could use this icing between chocolate brownie cookies or on top of red velvet brownies.

This brownie icing will transform your brownies with a beautiful glossy sheen and a delicious chocolate flavor. I can tell you from experience that it is the perfect addition to any brownie recipe.

Ingredients Needed

  • Milk – Thins frosting to the ideal consistency while maintaining its creaminess.
  • Cocoa Powder – A source of chocolate flavor and brown color in brownie icing.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar – As a fine sugar, this blends easily with the other ingredients, making the mixture smooth and thick.
  • Unsalted Butter – This recipe’s creamy base lends a buttery flavor to the frosting.

How To Make Brownie Frosting In 5 Minutes

  • Prepare the butter: Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it. Using the microwave, melt at 30-second intervals until all solids have been melted.
  • Mix the frosting: Add the cocoa powder to the melted butter and whisk until well combined. When the frosting is smooth, add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk until combined.
  • Frost: You can use it to frost-cooled brownies right away. As it sets, the frosting will harden on top, leaving a creamy texture on the inside.

Cutting and Serving

You can make clean cuts after the brownies have been frosted by waiting 5-10 minutes. When cutting brownies, you should use a large, sharp knife.

Slice the brownies after dipping them in hot water, then wipe off the excess. Repeat the process with water to clean the knife. It will make clean cuts due to the residual warmth left on the knife from the hot water.

Tips For Recipe Success

Before frosting your brownies, make sure they have cooled completely. When the brownies are heated, as a result of the frosting melting, the brownies will not lose their frosting.

If you want the brownie frosting to be less salty, use unsalted butter. You may need to add more cocoa powder or confectioners’ sugar if your brownie frosting is too thin.

To achieve the right consistency, add more milk if your brownie frosting is too thick. Make sure the butter does not get too hot when it is melting.

The microwave needs to be run at 30-second intervals and whisked between each interval. Make your brownies smooth using an offset spatula or the back of a spoon.

What Makes Good Frosting For Brownies?

The flavors are complementary to the brownies, and neither overpowers the other. A delicate crust forms on top of the soft frosting during the setting process. Chocolatey and smooth, the frosting tastes excellent.

Why You Should Make This Recipe

This brownie recipe is perfect for brownie lovers of all ages! This recipe can elevate a simple brownie recipe to the next level, bringing you richness and decadence in one bite.

A microwave and a whisk are all needed to whip up this chocolate frosting for brownies in just 5 minutes.

All you need are four simple ingredients that you can find in your pantry or at the grocery store.

Storing Brownie Frosting

To prevent the frosting from hardening too soon, it must be used as soon as possible. This is not something you should do in advance. The brownies can be stored in an airtight container once they have been frosted.

Keeping this brownie frosting in the refrigerator for one week is possible by covering the bowl with plastic wrap (pressing it directly onto the frosting). It will need to be heated up once more in the microwave and stirred before you use it.


It is possible to transfer chocolate frosting for brownies to a freezer bag or airtight container and store them for up to two months in the freezer.

If it is frozen, let it thaw in the refrigerator, then heat it up in the microwave before frosting your brownies. If it doesn’t come together, you might have to add more milk or whip it in the mixer.

Is Brownie Frosting Different Than Cake Frosting?

Cakes, cookies, or cupcakes can all be topped with this frosting. There is really no difference between the two.

This recipe produces just the right amount of frosting to cover a 9-by-13-inch pan of brownies. There aren’t many differences!

Add Nuts!

Some family members believe brownies without nuts are sinful. Put nuts on it! After the frosting has been set, sprinkle nuts on top.

In this way, you can customize the nuts for a mixed crowd! Pecans or walnuts make a classic flavor. If you want them to be more crunchy, chop them coarsely.

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What do you put on top of brownies?

A simple glaze can be applied on top of brownies as an alternative to frosting or icing. If you’re making brownies, this frosting is a great way to top them!

2. What is brownie icing made of?

The brownie icing recipe usually calls for cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and milk. It is made with the same ingredients in this recipe for a chocolatey frosting that is delicious!

3. How long should you wait to frost brownies?

Frosting brownies should only be done after they have completely cooled. It won’t take long for the frosting to melt off warm brownies!

4. How do you make a frosting for brownies that hardens?

Refrigerating this frosting will make it firm and nice, and creamy. Despite the sugar-to-milk ratio, you should store frosted brownies in the refrigerator for added safety.

5. Can I make chocolate frosting for brownies without powdered sugar?

Using a powdered sweetener when making chocolate icing for brownies is important. Try a powdered sugar substitute, such as Swerve, if you’re allergic to sugar or trying to avoid it.

6. Do I have to refrigerate this frosting?

This buttercream has a high sugar content, so it can be stored on the shelf for 1-2 days. You may want to store your frosted brownies in the fridge or wait to frost them until close to serving time.

Final Words

There is something ridiculously delicious about frosted brownies. Cake like this isn’t as good as the real thing, and I’m quite particular about my baked goods.

A frosting brownie is a fudgy, rich brownie with that delicious topping usually reserved for cake and cupcakes – frosting!

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