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Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

5 from 3 reviews

This easy chocolate buttercream is silky, super chocoalte-y and perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes. You’ll love this chocolate frosting!

This easy chocolate buttercream is silky, super chocoalte-y and perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes. You’ll love this chocolate frosting!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: whipped
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: whipped
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: whipped
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (about 1 lb)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 24 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder

Instructions

  1. Place the room temperature butter in a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment. Beat the butter until creamy.
  2. Scrape down the bowl and add the cocoa powder. Beat on low speed and gradually increase to high speed until homogenous.
  3. Scrape down the bowl and add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, espresso powder and 3 Tablespoons of milk to start. Beat on low speed and gradually increase to high speed, beating until light and fluffy.
  4. If the frosting feels too stiff, add more milk one tablespoon at a time. If it feels too liquidy, add in 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time until frosting reaches its desired consistency.
  5. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag or use an offset to spatula to frost your desired treats!

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Notes

  1. We also love to make this chocolate buttercream with room temperature coffee to really deepen the chocolate flavor.
  2. If your frosting is too wet or too dry add more powdered sugar or milk in Tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Make sure to do it little by little to avoid over correcting your buttercream.