Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kristan Roland
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is a staple for cupcakes. We especially love it on our Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Frosting
Servings 24 1 cupcake
Calories 306.99 kcal


  • 2 Salted Butter slightly softened (4 sticks)
  • 0.66 Heavy Cream plus more if needed
  • 1 Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 7 Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


  • In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar and cocoa powder together; set aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and cream on medium low speed until smooth and combined.
  • Decrease mixer speed to low and slowly add powdered sugar mixture, beating on low until barely mixed. Increase speed to high and beat for about a minute and a half, until smooth, light and fluffy. A butter knife should easily move through frosting — if too thick, add cream, 2 tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached.


Calories: 306.99kcalCarbohydrates: 36.25gProtein: 0.86gFat: 18.42gSaturated Fat: 11.49gSodium: 2.81mgFiber: 0.67gSugar: 34.17g
Keyword Chocolate, Cupcakes, Desserts, Easy, Frosting
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