Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Looking for an easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe? Learn how to make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jhall0915

Makes 32 servings



A simple recipe for classic chocolate buttercream frosting. Perfect for frosting cakes, cookies, brownies, or cupcakes.

Recipe Ingredients for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!)
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

Recipe Directions for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1.Cream butter for a few minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Turn off the mixer. Sift 3 cups powdered sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl. Turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the dry ingredients do not blow everywhere) until the sugar and cocoa are absorbed by the butter. Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add a little more sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 23.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
107
Calories from Fat
54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.0g
9%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
77mg
3%
Potassium
39mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
13.0g
Protein
0.4g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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