This is my go-to chocolate buttercream frosting recipe. It’s very easy to make and has a wonderfully smooth texture and an incredible creamy taste.

The quantities are easy to increase or decrease – 1/4 cup butter for every cup of icing sugar. When adding the milk, do this once the butter and icing sugar have combined to get the perfect piping or spreading consistency.

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Makes

enough for a 9 inch cake

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons milk

How to make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Beat the butter until soft

Step 2

Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together

Step 3

Gradually beat in the icing sugar and cocoa into the butter until smooth

Step 4

Add enough milk to make a smooth spreadable consistency

Step 5

Frost and ice your baking as desired

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This is my go-to chocolate buttercream frosting recipe. It's very easy to make and has a wonderfully smooth texture and an incredible creamy taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 2664 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Beat the butter until very soft
  • Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together
  • Gradually beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder int the butter until smooth
  • Add enough milk to make a smooth spreadable consistency

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 2664kcalCarbohydrates: 367gProtein: 5gFat: 141gSaturated Fat: 89gCholesterol: 369mgSodium: 1238mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 4gSugar: 354gVitamin A: 4255IUCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg

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