Wacky Cake Frosting


This rich frosting is great topped with your favorite Southern nut, pecans. You might even be reminded of a Texas Sheet Cake, but this frosting and the Wacky Cake it was developed for are much easier to make.

Total Time:
15 mins
1 frosting wacky cake
wacky cake frosting on cake slice

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  • cup butter

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

  • 2 ¾ cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cook butter, milk, and cocoa in a small saucepan over medium-low, stirring often, until mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from heat; gradually whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until completely smooth. Top your favorite cake recipe, like our Wacky Cake.

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