The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting …creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!

I don’t know about you… but I am ALL about the frosting. I’m going to be honest… I’m not a huge cake fan. But top it with lots of frosting and I’m golden. This frosting is everything a chocolate lovers dreams are made of. It is silky smooth and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch. It is the perfect compliment to any cake. This is my go-to chocolate buttercream frosting recipe and is adapted from my classic buttercream frosting.

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting ...creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!

My daughter and I had a hard time resisting eating the whole bowl of this frosting. We each took a beater and licked it clean!

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The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting ...creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!

I mean… how could you resist?!

Chocolate buttercream frosting

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4  to 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons half and half, more if needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk the butter for 30 seconds. Mix in 1 cup of powdered sugar, cocoa, 1 Tablespoon of half and half and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add another cup of powdered sugar along with 1 Tablespoon of half and half and beat until smooth. Repeat until all 4 cups of powdered sugar have been added. Mix until the the frosting is smooth and creamy.

If needed, add more powdered sugar to thicken or more half and half to thin it out.

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting ...creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!

If you’re going to be placing the frosting in a bag, I’ve got a trick for you! Place the tip inside the coupler and then inside the bag. Then place inside a tall cup and fold over the top of the bag. Then simply scoop the frosting into the bag. Much easier (and cleaner)!

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting ...creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!

ENJOY! :)

Wondering how to frost the perfect cupcakes? Check out my tutorial for step by step photos. images I was using a 2A frosting tip.

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting ...creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Vicky posted on September 5, 2016 at 8:47 am (#
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    Can you please clarify – what is half and half? Is that a brand of some ingredient?  Thanks.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on September 5, 2016 at 9:21 am (#
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      Hi Vicky! In the States, half and half is something we buy in the dairy case – it’s half whole milk and half heavy cream. :)

  2. Laura posted on January 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm (#
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    I just made this and can confirm that it is indeed the best chocolate buttercream! I have tried quite a few and this one has the best balance of sugar and butter! Often they are way too sweet and you really nailed that perfect flavor without the teeth curling sweetness too often found in these frostings! This is a keeper for sure!! Thank you!!! :)

  3. Amy posted on April 7, 2017 at 10:11 am (#
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    How much does this cover? Will the recipe work for 2 9×13 sheet cakes or should I double the recipe?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 8, 2017 at 9:45 am (#
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      Hi Amy! I would probably double the recipe unless you want a very thin frosting. :)