Basic Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Basic Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Basic Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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"This is a basic recipe that allows you to make the choice of how sweet it is. Top cupcakes and muffins and especially chocolate zucchini cakes with this icing."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Beat butter and 1/4 cup cocoa powder together in a bowl with an electric mixer on low until light and fluffy. Gradually add milk, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a more dark-chocolaty taste or to counteract the sometimes prevalent taste of confectioner's sugar, add more cocoa powder.
  • Margarine can be substituted for butter if desired.
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Dec 27, 2014

Perfect! I doubled the recipe for a 2-layer round cake and had some leftover. Didn't use all the powdered sugar, added a little extra milk (whole milk) for consistency, and used salted butter. Big hit for the 4-year old's birthday cake!

 
Jul 21, 2014

This butter cream icing is great! Used it for in-between the layers of a white cake. I sifted the cocoa and confectioners' sugar and I added a pinch of salt. Mmmmm

 

3 Ratings

Aug 08, 2014

Good recipe but definately add the salt or it will be too sweet. Also I found I had to add extra milk to thin it a bit. Make sure you mix for a few minutes.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 154 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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