Can I use chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder in frosting?

Real melted chocolate gives my chocolate frosting its incredible flavor and firm but fudgy consistency once it’s cooled. Chocolate bars (my preference) or chocolate chips will work fine. Powdered Sugar.

How do you make chocolate chip frosting?


  1. Have your cake or cupcakes set up and ready to frost, as this frosting has to be used immediately.
  2. Put chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute, then stir with a spoon.
  3. Frost your cake or cupcakes with melted chocolate chips 🙂

How do you make chocolate frosting thicker?

If your frosting is too thin, add a little extra powdered sugar little by little to get the consistency you want. If you want to use this frosting to cover a whole cake, run a butter knife through the finished frosting. If it holds its shape but is still really easy to spread, its perfect.

How do I substitute semi sweet chocolate chips for cocoa powder?

Substitute for semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (1 oz.): 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder plus 2 tsp. sugar and 2 tsp. shortening is equivalent to 1 ounce of semisweet chocolate OR 3 Tbsp.

What can I use instead of cocoa powder in a chocolate frosting?

The best and easiest thing to use in place of cocoa powder is unsweetened chocolate. For every 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder required, use 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate. The chocolate should be melted before being added to the recipe.

How do you make frosting with semi sweet morsels?

Easy Chocolate Frosting

  1. 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips.
  2. 1/4 cup canned evaporated milk (may substitute almond milk, if desired)
  3. 2 tablespoons butter (may substitute coconut, canola or vegetable oil, if desired)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  5. 1 cup powdered sugar.

How do you sweeten semi sweet chocolate chips?

Remove the melted chocolate from the stove and add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Keep stirring as you add the contents so the chocolate is melted and smooth. If the chocolate is too thick, splash with whole milk. If the chocolate is not sweet enough, splash with condensed milk.

What is the name of the hard icing on cakes?

Royal icing
Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from softly beaten egg whites, icing sugar (powdered sugar), and sometimes lemon or lime juice. It is used to decorate Christmas cakes, wedding cakes, gingerbread houses, cookies and many other cakes and biscuits. It is used either as a smooth covering or in sharp peaks.