Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is rich and silky smooth, isn’t too sweet, and has plenty of chocolate flavor!
On Friday, I shared a recipe for Hot Chocolate Cake. But what’s a great cake without a great frosting? So, today I give you a delicious Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe.
This frosting is pretty fuss-free. It’s a great basic, chocolate buttercream that is about as easy to make and easy to work with as it gets. And, most importantly, it tastes great!
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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
- 1 c. salted butter at room temperature
- 3 ½-4 c. powdered sugar
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2-3 T. whole milk, half-and-half, or cream
With an electric mixer (either hand or stand), beat butter until pale, about 3-4 minutes on medium.
Scrape down the bowl.
Add 3½ cups powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of milk.
Mix on low until powdered sugar and cocoa powder are incorporated.
If the frosting is too dry, add another tablespoon of milk. If the frosting is too wet, add powdered sugar 2 tablespoons at a time until it reaches a spreadable consistency.