Sarah K's (and Hershey's) Decadent Mocha Chocolate Frosting

My very good friend (and loyal blog follower) Sarah K makes me a chocolate cake for my birthday and it is oh so good! Will you be bringing me one tomorrow, SK?
She pairs the frosting with Pillsbury Devil's Food Chocolate cake mix. You can make this cake layered or with just a single tier - up to you (layers are always super delicious though).
Here's how you make it:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sarah uses coffee in place of the milk to make it mocha. And she doubles it.
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.
To make the cake cute (and even more decadent), place Hershey's Kisses all over the sides (bottom against frosting) and pile on top of the cake. You can also use malted milk balls, piling them on top and around the base.


  1. Actually, I use a Duncan Hines mix and doctor it up like so:

    1 Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix
    1 3.9 oz. package chocoloate fudge or devil's food instant pudding (regular chocolate works too)
    4 eggs
    ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
    1 ¼ cups water

    Follow baking directions on the box.

  2. **I should note that this is Gale K's recipe**

  3. Thanks for your posts and delicious recipe Sarah K! And you too Gale K!

  4. I'd like to elbow drop that cake.

    Happy Birthday Dewis!