Chocolate buttercream frosting ...creamy, rich and irresistible! This is the BEST recipe!
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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Creamy, rich and irresistible! This chocolate buttercream frosting is everything a chocolate lover's dreams are made of. Silky smooth, fluffy and the best chocolate touch! 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Servings: 24
Calories: 151
Author: Jamielyn Nye


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


  • 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.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg