Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Honestly this is the best chocolate frosting and it is so incredibly easy to make. You will never buy store-bought pre-packaged frosting again! I certainly don’t.

On to the how-to!

Start by gathering all of your ingredients and kitchen tools.

Kitchen tools you will need:

  • A mixing bowl
  • An electric hand mixer (or stand mixer)
  • Measuring tools

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp milk

Instructions:

This recipe, like others than require room temperature butter, tend to irritate me as I almost always forget to leave the butter out to warm up. Creaming butter doesn’t work very well on hard cold butter or melted butter so try to remember to set your butter on the counter to come to room temperature well before you actually want to begin.

In a mixing bowl, add the butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy and everything is fully combined.

If necessary, add the milk one tablespoon at a time until the frosting is the correct consistency. It should be light and airy.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Spread onto a cake or cupcakes with a knife, or pipe it on for a more polished look (both methods pictured).

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

… and enjoy!

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The Very Best & Super Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Delicious and better than any pre-packaged frosting.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, add the butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy and everything is fully combined.
  • If necessary, add more milk (one tablespoon at a time) until the frosting is the correct consistency.

Notes

You can easily pipe this frosting for a more professional finish (as shown in the main image) – you simply need a decorating bag and a tip.
Keyword Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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