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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream

Mike doesn't like frosting - isn't that the most annoying thing ever?  He's always telling me to only put a little bit on cakes and cupcakes.  For those of us who have coveted the "corner" pieces of birthday cakes, this request is hard to comprehend (or obey).  When I find an icing or frosting that Mike loves, I know I have struck gold - as I have with this chocolate buttercream.  It is not too sweet, not too chocolately and gloriously creamy.
The Best Homemade
Chocolate Buttercream

1 cup of chocolate chips
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
12 tablespoons of butter, softened

In a small bowl, pour milk over chocolate chips.  Microwave for 30 seconds, stir until melted.  Repeat if necessary.  Place melted chocolate in a bowl with cocoa and vanilla, mix.  Add powdered sugar slowly.

Whip together for a couple of minutes until well combined.  

Add butter in 2 tablespoons at a time until incorporated.  Whip for 2-3 more minutes.

Add more milk or powdered sugar to achieve desired consistency. 


  1. Now my mouth is watering. At 11pm. Wishing there were some chocolate in the house!

  2. Oh my goodness, I thought that cherishing the corner pieces was something only our family did:). Glad to know we are not the only ones! This looks delicious. Have you ever tried a chocolate icing? My grandmother did this & it's since been passed down to me. It makes for a decandant chocolate cake.

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Haha, I had to laugh at your "coveted corner piece" comment!! I am one of those people too!! :D

  4. I have been looking for a perfect buttercream that was silky and perfectly creamy. This just might be it!

  5. Jennifer3:26 PM

    Looks delicious! Might have to try this one on Sunday. LOVE your blog. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. This recipe sounds so good! And if a non-frosting lover enjoyed it, it must be amazing! I can't wait to try it out. :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. I see this is only frosting one layer. Is it enough to frost a 2 layer cake, or do I need to double the recipe (if allowed).

  8. Does this make enough to frost a 2 layer cake, or does it need to be doubled?


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