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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Updated October 14, 2016

Once you see how easy it is to make this rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, you'll wonder why you ever bought canned stuff. We've been told this homemade frosting recipe is one of the best around! Whether you spread this homemade chocolate frosting on a cake, cupcakes, or other treats, you'll love the rich, chocolatey taste it brings to your desserts.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (1-pound) package confectioners' sugar (approximately 3-3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, blend the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla with an electric beater at low speed until well combined.
  2. Once well combined, beat at medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes, until creamy. Add the cooled chocolate, and beat until well combined. Add more milk, if necessary, until the frosting reaches spreading consistency.

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This Chocolate-Buttercream frosting looks wonderful will try and keep this recipe. Thanks!

How much does this recipe make (cups wise) , and is this icing stiff enough to hold a shape?

Hello there! - This recipe makes about 3 cups worth of frosting, and it is stiff enough to frost a cake or cupcakes. Enjoy!

Can you use powdered cocoa in lieu of chocolate squares?

Hello there! Yes, you can use powdered cocoa. Just substitute the chocolate squares with 1/4 cup of the powdered cocoa. Enjoy!

If we use cocoa powder, it doesn't need to be melted right?

No, you do not need to melt the cocoa powder. Enjoy!

I like to add a bit of rum flavoring or liquor, it gives it added richness.

I love this chocolate frosting recipe. I put 4 tablespoons of peanut butter in my frosting. It tastes like a reese's peanut butter cup. Yummy. Like reese's peanut butter cup. Yummm

love this and the helpful comments from others--the adding of peanut butter the most!!

This is the best chocolate frosting I've ever tasted and so easy to make.


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