Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Here is a delicious recipe for all your chocolate icing needs, Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is scrumptious and easy to use. You can ice cupcakes, cakes or brownies with this recipe.
You can also double it if you have a layer cake or need extra frosting. It is simple to make and with great results each time. Also try our delicious Salted Caramel Buttercream for a different yet wonderfully delicious frosting.
A fantastic frosting is a must to make all your baked goods even better. A delicious icing is a celebration onto itself. It can also save the day with small underwhelming cupcakes and make them into something very special.
There is nothing worse in my mind than an icing that looks so pretty but tastes terrible and is full of shortening. You know the kind you get at the grocery store on all the cakes. I think it is a lunch bag let down for a celebration.
Cupcakes, brownies and cakes don’t have to be hard to make. Keep the ingredients simple like in this buttercream frosting.
This is enough to ice 12 cupcakes or a simple 9×13″ cake but it all depends on how much icing you want to use. If you want to pile it high, double the recipe or if you are icing a layered cake with decorations you will want more.
Enjoy this rich and dreamy icing. You will want to make extra just for the finger licking anyway!!
Rich and creamy and full of wonderful flavor, this recipe will be your go to for a great Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!! Dive into the chocolate decadence of this recipe!!
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
A rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for all your icing needs. The recipe can be doubled for larger items easily.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups icing sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 4 Tbsp. whipping cream or to desired consistency
- 2 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter in a bowl of a standup mixer with a paddle attachment and slowly add in the icing sugar and cocoa. Once incorporated add in the vanilla and then the whipping cream to desired consistency.
Comments & Reviews
Oh my gosh I love this! My kids love baking, but I am not a very proficient baker. lol My poor kids… I really need a decent buttercream recipe though that can come out of the piping bag easily. Thanks!!
Tara Noland says
I have very hot hands so my icing doesn’t need to be as thin as someone with cold hands I find.
I want to lick my screen – delicious! I’m making more and more homemade desserts and this is going on the list for the next batch of cupcakes!
That looks so yummy! I just need to make a cake to put that on top of, OK maybe I don’t need the cake I could just eat it on its own LOL.
I’ve been looking for a good buttercream frosting! I need to try this on my cupcakes!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I had no idea it was so easy to make chocolate buttercream frosting. This sure beats store bought!
Claudia Krusch says
This frosting looks so delicious and easy to make. I will be making a birthday cake this weekend. I will have to give this recipe a try.
This looks like a delicious frosting recipe. Now I need to make some cupcakes this weekend 🙂
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
There’s nothing like homemade icing. Your chocolate buttercream sounds so mouthwatering. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.
Jeni Hawkins says
This looks absolutely delicious. I need to give it a try!
I love buttercream icing! This makes me want to dive in and just eat it with a spoon.
Dawn McAlexander says
Buttercream frosting is one of my favorites. I am suddenly feeling the urge for some cake. I just want to eat the frosting really.
That looks divine! My girls have been looking for a good frosting recipe, thank you!
Yum… I can almost taste it because it sounds so delicious!. I have always loved frosting.
Thanks for sharing! You can’t go wrong with a good buttercream recipe. I’m going to save this for the holidays when I do tons of baking.
Aimee Smith says
All I need is a batch of that and box of graham crackers to spread it on. Yummy!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations says
I personally love chocolate and I died when I saw this. So delish!
Buttercream frosting is my favourite. And you can never go wrong with chocolate.