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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This chocolate buttercream frosting recipe is yummy and beginner friendly!
Prep Time2 mins
mixing time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cake, cake decorating, desserts, frosting, icing, recipes, sweet tooth


  • stand mixer
  • Rubber Spatuala


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-4 tbs milk or cream


  • Place butter in stand mixer with the paddle attachment, whip on medium speed until the butter is white in color (up to 5 minutes)
  • Once butter is whipped turn mixer to low speed and slowly add in confectioners' sugar
  • Add in the vanilla extract and salt. Once incorporated stop and scrap bowl
  • Turn mixer up to speed 8 and whip for 4 minutes
  • Sift cocoa powder on top of frosting and whip for an additional minute
  • Add milk or cream to achieve desired consistency of frosting