This easy 5 minute Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. It's an essential recipe for birthday cakes to party celebrations.
This will be your favorite frosting recipe because it's easily one of the best chocolate buttercream frostings you’ve ever tasted.
Buttercream Frosting is an essential recipe for birthday cakes to party celebrations. This will be your favorite frosting recipe because it's easily one of the best chocolate buttercream frostings you’ve ever tasted.
Having a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe is a must have in my house. This is anything but the basic Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe. It’s creamy, silky, smooth and rich and melts in your mouth.
Whether you’re using this frosting on a cupcake or wanting to pipe it onto a cake for a fancy design. This frosting holds its shape beautifully.
What can I use Chocolate Buttercream Frosting on?
3 Layer Chocolate Cake - This easy to make 3 layer cake is melt in your mouth moist cake. Pair it with this Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe.
Brownies - Who doesn't love a good brownie!
Cupcakes - I love cupcakes! There are so many fun, easy choices when decorating a cupcake. This chocolate frosting is a kid favorite!
Yellow Sheet Cake - Remember those old-fashioned yellow sheet cakes that were so popular at every potluck or celebration? This buttercream frosting is a perfect topping for the perfect sheet cake.
Does buttercream frosting have to be refrigerated?
If you would like to make your frosting ahead of time, it will need to be refrigerated.
Frosting can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Before using your chocolate buttercream frosting you'll need to bring it to room temperature. Use a whisk to fluff it back up for frosting.
Can I freeze buttercream frosting?
Yes, you can freeze this frosting.
Just scoop it into a freezer bag. Squeeze all the excess air out of the bag and seal it.
The chocolate buttercream frosting can last up to 3 months in a freezer. When ready to use, unthaw and bring to room temperature.
Use a whisk to fluff the frosting up after it's back to room temperature.
Can you ice a cake with buttercream frosting the day before?
You can bake your cake or cupcakes ahead of time and place it into the freezer before using.
Simply take it out of the freezer at least 2 days before you are ready to frost your cake or cupcakes.
When frosting a cake or cupcakes that have previously been frozen, it's best to add the frosting while the cake or cupcakes are semi-frozen or chilled.
How long can I leave my cakes or cupcakes with buttercream frosting out?
If you've already frosted your cake or cupcakes you can store your goodies on the counter for up to 2 days.
It's best to store your cake or cupcakes in an air-tight container like these when leaving them on the counter.
How to make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting?
Grab a bowl! You're going to be amazed at how easy this recipe is to make!
To make this CREAMY chocolate buttercream frosting add the butter to the bowl followed by the cocoa. Blend it until it’s well blended.
Then cream together the powdered sugar and mix it on a low speed until all the sugar is combined with the butter and cocoa.
Stir in the milk and real vanilla extract. Stir until you reach your desired consistency.
If your frosting is too dry, add a little more milk. Only one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the consistency you want for your baking project.
This chocolate buttercream frosting comes together in 5 minutes and makes enough to frost a three layer chocolate cake or two dozen cupcakes.
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FREE Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
- 1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ c. cocoa powder
- 16-oz. powdered sugar
- 1-2 T. whole milk
- 1 t. real vanilla extract
1.First mix the butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl until well blended.
2.Then add the powdered sugar and mix on low-speed until all of the sugar is combined.
3.Stir in milk and vanilla extract, if using, to reach desired consistency.
If your frosting is too dry, try adding more milk, one tablespoon at a time until your desired consistency.
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