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Low-Fat Chocolate Icing

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


A low-fat, easy chocolate icing recipe perfect for cupcakes and cakes.


  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 7 tablespoons one-percent milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine the powdered sugar and cocoa together in the food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add the milk, butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla, and pocess untill smooth.


I don't recommend measuring out the milk over the hole in the top of the food processor... you might get a little crazy and spill some extra milk in which will make your icing too thin. This may or may not have happened to me 😉

I used dutch processed cocoa powder and would recommend it. You can use traditional but your icing won't be as dark as mine.

  • Prep Time: 5min
  • Cook Time: 0min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: food processor icing, chocolate icing recipe, easy chocolate frosting recipe