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The Easiest Fluffy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Is there anything that beats the tasty nature of rich, flavorful, fluffy, and light chocolate buttercream frosting? No! There is no doubt that the whipped chocolate buttercream is every baker’s dream. I use this recipe on my homemade brownies and birthday cakes. My fluffy and silky smooth frosting is a great compliment to any cupcake or cake flavor. You can also use it for an array of other baked goods.

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Tips to Whip Up Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Who has all the time in the world to make buttercream frosting at home when it can take only 2 seconds to pick and toss it into a shopping cart? After one of my readers emailed me requesting for a homemade chocolate buttercream frosting recipe, I knew it was the perfect time I waved goodbye the store-bought stuff and go the DIY route.

5 minutes into the process of creating my recipe, I licked my spatula slathered in the creamiest, richest, and most chocolatey buttercream frosting. I repeat, it only takes 5 minutes.

No seven-syllable ingredients. No fancy preservatives. Simply vanilla, milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and butter. Oh and a pinch of salt, my secret ingredient. I discovered that salt is magical when it comes to balancing out the sweetness and rounding out the flavors.

Skip the store-bought frosting for an easy homemade frosting that only takes 5 minutes to make.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while at it:

  • Always make sure you use high-quality cocoa powder. The higher the quality, the better your frosting will taste.
  • Instead of using the whisk with your stand mixer, use the beater blade. It will result in not only creamy frosting but also one that lightens in color the longer you mix it.

 

Tips to Whip Up Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

Now, are you ready to make the easiest chocolate buttercream frosting recipe?

Things You Will Need To Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Step By Step Instructions

Step One

Inside a stand mixer bowl, beat butter on medium speed for about 1 minute. It must be smooth.

Step Two

Add cocoa powder and confectioner’s sugar to the bowl. Beat until combined. As the stand mixer runs on slow speed, gradually stream in vanilla extract, milk, and salt in that specific order. Continue beating until they have combined well as you scrape down the sides when necessary for about 2 minutes.

Step Three

Increase the mixer’s speed to high. Beat the frosting for 2 more minutes. You can use the frosting straight away or store it inside an airtight container in a fridge.

Note: If you refrigerate the frosting, you will have to re-blend it for some seconds in a stand mixer prior to using it.

You can use this frosting for spreading on brownies and layer cakes, piping on cupcakes, or even filling sandwich cookies.

Homemade chocolate buttercream frosting not only comes together easily, but it also tastes so much better compared to the canned variety. In addition to being so smooth, it is also very easy to work with.

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The Easiest Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Is there anything that beats the tasty nature of rich, flavorful, fluffy, and light chocolate buttercream frosting? No! There is no doubt that the whipped chocolate buttercream is every baker’s dream. I use this recipe on my homemade brownies and birthday cakes. My fluffy and silky smooth frosting is a great compliment to any cupcake or cake flavor. You can also use it for an array of other baked goods.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Servings: 1
Author: Cake Decorist

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup whole mil
  • 2 1/3 cups confectioner´s sugar
  • 6 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Inside a stand mixer bowl, beat butter on medium speed for about 1 minute. It must be smooth.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe adding butter
  • Add cocoa powder and confectioner´s sugar to the bowl. Beat until combined. As the stand mixer runs on slow speed, gradually stream in vanilla extract, milk, and salt in that specific order. Continue beating until they have combined well as you scrape down the sides when necessary for about 2 minutes.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe adding cocoa powder
  • Increase the mixer’s speed to high. Beat the frosting for 2 more minutes. You can use the frosting straight away or store it inside an airtight container in a fridge.

Notes

If you refrigerate the frosting, you will have to re-blend it for some seconds in a stand mixer prior to using it.
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