Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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This truly is the best chocolate buttercream frosting recipe ever. You’ll have to read on to see my secrets! I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to come up with a chocolate buttercream icing that I liked. I have to be honest and admit that I only have tried on a couple of occasions to whip one up, but they never seemed to compare to my regular Best Buttercream Icing recipe.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting on top of chocolate muffin
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Of course, this chocolate buttercream frosting because I put everything I could think of in it. Cocoa? Check. Melted chocolate? Check. Instant coffee? Checkity check check. And that’s how my recipes come about.If at first you don’t succeed, throw everything into the mixer and pray! Words to live by my friends, words to live by. Really though, I took everything I could think of from all the recipes I have ever come across in my baking years and just put the best of it all together.You need more than just cocoa,  but the dry bitterness really is a must. Do I even need to explain melted chocolate and salted butter together? No. I do not. Because I am sure as you are reading this your heart just skipped a beat with chocolate lust seeing those words together.

Melted chocolate. Salted butter. Amen.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 ounce one squares of melted then cooled semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ tsp instant coffee
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 ¼ – 3 ¾ cups icing sugar

Instructions

  1.  Melt your three chocolate squares in the microwave, slowly and carefully until they
    are liquidy smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whip the butter in your mixer using the paddle attachment until it’s light and fluffy.
  3.  Add in the cocoa, beating until combined.When the chocolate is cool, add it to the
    butter. Make sure it’s cooled!! Beat until it’s mixed through completely.
  4. Dissolve the instant coffee into the one tablespoon of cream, then add to the butter mixture
  5. Now you can put in the icing sugar one cup at a time, beating until combined.
  6. Adjust the thickness/texture by using another tablespoon of cream, adding it
    slowly until the texture you want is achieved.
chocolate muffin topped with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

So without further ado, the best recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting/Icing! So creamy. So dreamy. So super chocolate bliss. Best chocolate buttercream icing ever!!! Feel free to play around with the amounts of everything listed and create the balance that is right for your taste buds. I just know that you most certainly need more than just cocoa, you need melted chocolate and a dash of coffee taste to make this amazing!

Happy Baking everyone!

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

How to make the best chocolate buttercream frosting! This is one of the best chocolate frostings that you can make.
4.99 from 76 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
15 cupcakes
Calories
151
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 ounces one squares of melted then cooled semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 ¼ - 3 3/4 cups icing sugar

Instructions
 

  • Melt your three chocolate squares in the microwave, slowly and carefully until they are liquidy smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • Whip the butter in your mixer until it's light and fluffy.
  • Add in the cocoa, beating until combined.When the chocolate is cool, add it to the butter. Make sure it's cooled!!
  • Add the instant coffee to one tablespoon of cream, then add to the butter mixture
  • .Now you can put in the icing sugar one cup at a time, beating until combined.
  • Adjust the thickness/texture by using another tablespoon of cream, adding it slowly until the texture you want is achieved.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 109mg, Potassium: 79mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 395IU, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.8mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Thomas Previty says

    Can granulated sugar be substituted for confectioners sugar?

  2. Miles Palmer says

    Far too much sugar. I used half the amount and it was still too sweet and stole the flavour of the chocolate.

  3. Amber says

    Do you have a dark chocolate variation of this recipe? Thanks!

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