Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (7-Ingredient Recipe)

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (7-Ingredient Recipe)

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.

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Anyone can make this easy buttercream frosting recipe at home with a hand mixer. Don’t have one? Don’t worryyou can use your electric mixer! It’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. You’ll be surprised how it can make the taste 10 times better, so make sure not to skip it.

Buttercream Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 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 – 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • a pinch of espresso powder




How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting At Home:

Step 1:

Add butter in a bowl of a stand mixer and beat on low-speed until it becomes creamy and smooth. If you don’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.

Step 2:

Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream and mix on low speed. Stir until well-combined.

Step 3:

While the mixer is on low speed, gradually add the remaining powdered sugar. It will look  dry.

Buttercream Chocolate Frosting Ingredients
Image by Sugar Spun Run via YouTube

Step 4:

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.

How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting At Home
Image by Sugar Spun Run via YouTube

Step 5:

Pipe the icing over your cupcakes or frost your cupcakes immediately.


Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (7-Ingredient Recipe)

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