• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 0 min
  • Serves: 18

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 cups (226g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups (480g) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) cocoa powder (scoop and level to measure)
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, whip butter on moderately high speed until very pale and fluffy (nearly white in color), about 5 - 8 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.

Sift in cocoa powder then add in powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp heavy cream and vanilla and mix on low speed until combine, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed and adding up to 1 tbsp additional cream to thin if desired.

For added fluffiness if desired continue to whip about 3 - 4 minutes longer.

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