Specifically, how can this chocolate buttercream frosting be customized? It’s super simple. These old-fashioned instructions say to use 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa for a light chocolaty flavor, 1/2 cup for medium flavor (what we used on the card below), and 3/4 cup for a dark chocolate flavor.
For those who might remember this frosting, yes — this is the same recipe that was on the back of their cocoa can for many years. This particular version was published in a vintage magazine ad back in 1986, which you can see below.
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Hershey’s famous one-bowl chocolate buttercream frosting (1986)
You’re just one bowl and five minutes away from real homemade frosting.
Delicious, yes. But fast? Yes! Just try this five-minute, one-bowl recipe from Hershey’s Cocoa. No cooking. And simply no comparison.