Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes. Cool melted chocolate to room temperature, about 5 minutes.
  2. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add cocoa powder and beat until well combined. Mix 1 tablespoon coffee into creamed butter mixture; add melted chocolate and mix well.
  3. Beat confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, into creamed butter mixture, mixing well before each addition until frosting is smooth. Add remaining coffee, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
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Feb 16, 2015

My family's favorite chocolate frosting recipe - easy, dense and fudge-like! It wouldn't be a birthday cake at my house without this frosting on top.

 
Jan 30, 2015

This was a very nice & easy frosting...it pairs well with the Nairobi Chocolate cake & I'm sure will be a big hit at the scout bake sale. I made according to recipe, but for personal use, I would decrease the sugar by 1 cup...but that's pretty typical of us, I do the same on our cream cheese frosting for Italian Cream Cake, we just don't like our frosting so sweet!

 

3 Ratings

Sep 13, 2014

This is so delicious!! I've done a lot of baking but never tried a homemade buttercream. (So many recipes call for shortening! Yuck!) This is light years better than tub frosting and so quick and easy. I used instant espresso instead of coffee (because that is what I keep on hand) and Lindt Sweet Dark chocolate. The espresso adds a wonderful depth of flavor. Thanks for the recipe. I will never buy chocolate frosting again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

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

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