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Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Forget about the canned version... you can make this wonderfully rich and creamy chocolate buttercream frosting in minutes!


  • 2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 8 tablespoons whole milk or half and half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a stand mixer (paddle attachment) or with a hand mixer, beat the butter at medium high speed until light and creamy--about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients (start with 1/2 c. milk) with the mixer on low, then move the speed up to medium high for two minutes, scraping down the sides after each minute. (If it's too thick, you can add a little more milk at a time if needed. It should be pretty thick, but spreadable.)


Many recommend that frosting should be made with unsalted butter, but I regularly use salted butter, if that's what I have on hand.  If you do, just reduce the salt a little bit in the recipe.
Course :Desserts
Cuisine :Dessert
Keyword :Chocolate, Chocolate Frosting, Frosting, Buttercream,
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