Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe -
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Original recipe makes 32 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    15 mins


  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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Apr 18, 2015

Very good, fairly easy, and rich frosting. I used this on a black magic cake for an existential chocolate experience.

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.


6 Ratings

Jan 30, 2015

This was a very nice & easy 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!

May 20, 2015

SOOOOOO good! Got so many compliments on this frosting. Thank you for sharing.

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.


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  • 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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