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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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6 INGREDIENTS • 5 STEPS • 10MINS

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate buttercream frosting is so simple and easy to make. It pairs great with your favorite cakes and cupcakes.
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Chelsweets
Hi, I'm Chelsey, the baker, blogger, and content creator! I'm a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share tips and tricks as well as tried and true recipes with you.
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Chocolate buttercream frosting is so simple and easy to make. It pairs great with your favorite cakes and cupcakes.
10MINS
Total Time
$1.01
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
US / Metric
Unsalted Butter
2 cups
Unsalted Butter, room temperature
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
6 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Dark Chocolate
1 1/3 cups
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
Salt
1/2 tsp
Heavy Cream
1/2 cup
Heavy Cream
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
682
Fat
43.4 g
Protein
3.0 g
Carbs
73.1 g
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Hi, I'm Chelsey, the baker, blogger, and content creator! I'm a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share tips and tricks as well as tried and true recipes with you.
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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.
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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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American
Gluten-Free
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
Spreads & Dips
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