Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Simple to make and goes with lots of cake recipes. You can switch out the chocolate for something different depending on the cake flavour.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time 5 mins
Calories 3511 kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 16 oz. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix the butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl until well blended.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix on low-speed until all of the sugar is combined.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Stir in milk and vanilla extract, if using, to reach desired consistency.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


This frosting is ideal for the Triple Layer Chocolate Cake.

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Calories: 3511kcalCarbohydrates: 479gProtein: 11gFat: 190gSaturated Fat: 120gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 50gTrans Fat: 7gCholesterol: 490mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 744mgFiber: 14gSugar: 446gVitamin A: 5697IUCalcium: 131mgIron: 6mg
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