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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
How to make the best chocolate buttercream frosting! This is one of the best chocolate frostings that you can make.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 cupcakes
Calories: 151 kcal
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 ounce one squares of melted then cooled semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 1/4 - 3 3/4 cups icing sugar
  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 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!!
  4. Add the instant coffee to 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 79mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.