This simple, delightfully fluffy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is the only recipe you'll ever need for all of your cakes, cupcakes, and baked goods!
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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This simple, delightfully fluffy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is the only recipe you'll ever need for all of your cakes, cupcakes, and baked goods!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 225kcal
Author Erica Acevedo

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3-3 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted
  • cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Place butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl (or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer) When using the whisk attachment, whip on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy; roughly 5 minutes. Scrape the bowl at least once during this time.
  • Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt, and blend on low for 1 minute. Add heavy cream in a slow drizzle as it mixes.
  • Once the mixture is mostly combined, turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl well.
  • Whip buttercream on medium-high speed for 4-5 minutes, until it is impossibly shiny, light, and fluffy.

Notes

This recipe yields approximately 2.5 cups of frosting, enough to pipe on 16-18 cupcakes or fill and ice a 6-inch cake. Double the recipe if you need enough to decorate anything larger than a 6-inch cake fully.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg