Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Meghan Allen


This is my go-to chocolate frosting. I use it on my Awesome Chocolate Cake. It is the perfect combo for the chocoholic in your life!

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Makes approximately 3 cups of frosting


10 Min


No-Cook or Other


2 stick
butter, softened
4 c
sifted powdered sugar
3/4-1 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp
cold coffee

Directions Step-By-Step

In large bowl, cream butter with electric mixer. Add cocoa and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add cream and coffee and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. Makes about 3 cups of frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American