This bakery-style Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is extra rich, smooth, fluffy, and perfect for frosting on top of cakes, cupcakes and cookies! Use it to frost my easy Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake for a simple yet decadent dessert.
When it comes to classic buttercream frosting, it’s hard to choose between vanilla and chocolate. They are both such a perfect addition to everything from cupcakes to cakes! But I think if I HAD to choose, chocolate buttercream would be my pick.
There’s just something about the rich, chocolatey cocoa flavor that hits all the right notes. I love chocolate so much I’ll even go chocolate-on-chocolate and pipe this fluffy homemade buttercream on top of chocolate cupcakes!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
5 cups powdered sugar
4-7 tablespoons evaporated milk (or whole milk)
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt together until smooth in a large bowl. Add powdered sugar in two additions, beating until smooth each time, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Slowly beat in milk, a tablespoon or two at at a time, until frosting reaches desired consistency. Frosting should be light and fluffy and easily spreadable.
Use frosting as desired!
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 209TOTAL FAT: 2gSATURATED FAT: 1gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 1gCHOLESTEROL: 5mgSODIUM: 29mgCARBOHYDRATES: 48gFIBER: 0gSUGAR: 46gPROTEIN: 1g