Indulge in the sheer decadence of this rich and velvety chocolate frosting made with natural chocolate sprinkles, a divine creation that promises to elevate your cupcakes and chocolate cakes to heavenly heights. Imagine sinking your teeth into a luscious chocolate treat adorned with this sumptuous frosting, each bite a symphony of intense chocolate flavor and creamy perfection.

Preparation is a breeze, with just 15 minutes of your time, and the result is pure bliss.

Whip up a batch of this sprinkles chocolate frosting and watch as it transforms your baked creations into works of art!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 12 servings


  • 10 ounces natural chocolate sprinkles
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream


Start by melting the natural chocolate sprinkles, paying attention not to overheat them. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly, ensuring it’s still pourable but not hot.

In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter (at room temperature) until it becomes light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally to ensure even mixing.

With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar to the whipped butter and keep mixing until all the sugar is fully incorporated and the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.

Once the powdered sugar is fully mixed in, sprinkle in the salt and pour in the vanilla extract. These ingredients will enhance the flavor profile of the frosting, adding depth and complexity to the chocolatey goodness. Mix on low speed until the salt and vanilla are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Now, it’s time to introduce the secret ingredient: sour cream. With the mixer still on low speed, gradually add the sour cream to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until everything is well combined, and the frosting becomes smooth and velvety.

Once the sour cream is fully incorporated, it’s time to add the melted chocolate sprinkles. Pour the slightly cooled melted chocolate into the mixing bowl, and with the mixer on low speed, gently blend in the chocolate until it is evenly distributed throughout the frosting. Be careful not to overmix at this stage, as you want to maintain the rich, dense consistency of the frosting.

Remember, the key to achieving the perfect texture is to avoid over-whipping the frosting, as this can introduce too much air and result in a lighter, less dense consistency.

Once all the ingredients are combined, stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure everything is well incorporated. Give the frosting a final gentle mix by hand to ensure any pockets of unmixed ingredients are incorporated.

Enjoy the indulgent richness of this homemade dark chocolate frosting on cupcakes, cakes, or any other desserts of your choice!

Storage tips:

This delectable chocolate frosting made with natural chocolate sprinkles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Before using, let it come to room temperature and give it a quick whip to restore its creamy texture.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, hosting a party, or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this frosting is the perfect accompaniment to any occasion. Spread it generously on cupcakes, cakes, or even sandwiched between cookies for an irresistible treat that will have everyone begging for seconds.

So go ahead, treat yourself to a taste of chocolatey paradise with this heavenly frosting!