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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate buttercream frosting is so simple and easy to make. It pairs great with your favorite cakes and cupcakes.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe | SideChef
Chocolate buttercream frosting is so simple and easy to make. It pairs great with your favorite cakes and cupcakes.
Chelsweets
Chelsey White is the baker, blogger, and content creator behind Chelsweets! She is a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share her tips and tricks as well as her tried and true recipes.
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Chelsey White is the baker, blogger, and content creator behind Chelsweets! She is a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share her tips and tricks as well as her tried and true recipes.
https://chelsweets.com
10min
Total Time
$1.01
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
2 cups
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
6 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1 1/3 cups
cooled
1 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder , sifted
1/2 tsp
1/2 cup
Heavy Cream
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
682
FAT
43.4 g
PROTEIN
3.0 g
CARBS
73.1 g

Author's Notes

One batch of buttercream will fill and cover a small layer cake (six or seven inches) and will frost about 4 dozen cupcakes.

This buttercream can be made in advance!! It keeps in the fridge for several weeks if stored in an airtight container.

When you're ready to use the chilled buttercream, remove it from the fridge a few hours in advance (or overnight) and allow it to come to room temperature. Give it a good stir with a rubber spatula or your kitchen aid, to get rid of any air bubbles that may have formed.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Beat the Unsalted Butter (2 cups) on medium speed for 30 seconds with a paddle attachment, until smooth.
Step 2
Add in the Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1 cup) , and mix on low until the cocoa is fully incorporated, and no clumps remain.
Step 3
Slowly add in the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (6 cups) . Alternate with small splashes of Heavy Cream (1/2 cup) .
Step 4
Mix in the cooled Dark Chocolate (1 1/3 cups) .
Step 5
Once fully mixed, add in the Salt (1/2 tsp) . Beat on low until the ingredients are fully incorporated, and the desired consistency is reached. If the frosting is too thick, add an extra Tbsp of heavy cream. If it's too thin, add another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
682
% Daily Value*
Fat
43.4 g
56%
Saturated Fat
27.2 g
136%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
94.9 mg
32%
Carbohydrates
73.1 g
27%
Fiber
4.8 g
17%
Sugars
62.5 g
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Protein
3.0 g
6%
Sodium
105.0 mg
5%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
38.3 mg
3%
Iron
2.6 mg
14%
Potassium
265.9 mg
6%
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