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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 mins

The PERFECT consistency for frosting cakes and cupcakes, I use this no-fail chocolate buttercream frosting recipe ALL THE TIME! It pairs perfectly with dark chocolate ganache, raspberries, peppermint, caramel and a hundred other flavor combinations. Your guests will love my perfected chocolate buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 1 lb unsalted butter, softened
 2 lbs powdered sugar (add 1/2-1 cup as needed)
 ½ cup cocoa powder
 4 tbsp milk (add 1-2 tbsp as needed)
 1 tbsp vanilla
 1 pinch salt

In a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, beat butter until light, completely smooth, and fluffy.


Turn the mixer speed to low and add half of the powdered sugar. Add cocoa powder. Mix until smooth.


Alternately add remaining powdered sugar and milk until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and salt. Beat until smooth.