Making chocolate buttercream frosting has never been this easy. With this 7-ingredient recipe by the Sugar Spun Run, you can make the best frosting for your cakes and cupcakes in under 10 minutes! How fast is that? It has this rich and silky texture that is perfect for decorating. Double or triple the amount depending on how many cupcakes or cakes you are going to frost.
Anyone can make this easy buttercream frosting recipe at home with a hand mixer. Don8217;t have one? Don8217;t worry – you can use your electric mixer! It8217;s a foolproof recipe, perfect if you are in a hurry. To make this frosting, you need 6 basic ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt, and heavy cream. The pinch of espresso is optional, but it will give an instant boost of flavor to your buttercream. You8217;ll be surprised how it can make the taste 10 times better, so make sure not to skip it.
- 1 cup of unsalted butter
- 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1/8 8211; 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 3-4 tablespoons of heavy cream
- a pinch of espresso powder
How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting At Home:
Add butter in a bowl of a stand mixer and beat on low-speed until it becomes creamy and smooth. If you don8217;t have a stand mixer, you can also use a large bowl and an electric mixer. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bottom of the bowl.
Add remaining heavy cream or milk, into the mixture, one tablespoon at a time. Start the mixer on low-speed, then gradually increase speed to medium high. Add additional tablespoons of cream until you have a smooth, pipe-able consistency.