I'm not much of a frosting person. So many times frostings are heavy and overly sweet. Not this Chocolate Whipped Buttercream Frosting, though. It's super light and fluffy – like an ultralight chocolate mousse in frosting form. And since this frosting falls in the semisweet to bittersweet chocolate range, it isn't too sweet either.
A couple notes about this frosting – don't cut the whipping steps short. The frosting needs to be whipped on high for several minutes in order to have its ultralight texture. Also, a reader (thanks again!) left a comment saying that chilling the frosting helped it come together for her. So, please check out the comments below the recipe.
*Note – I had several comments saying that the frosting was separating. I changed the recipe to try to make it less fussy. If you're looking for an easier buttercream recipe, check out my chocolate buttercream recipe instead.*