The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I know, I know! It’s January and many of us have vowed to shield our eyes (and tastebuds!) away from sugar and chocolate and everything wonderful and glorious, until the calendar rolls over to February. At least, I hear that’s what a lot of folks are doing this month. šŸ˜‰ Ha! Good for you if you are on the sugar-free bandwagon. If you are one of those disciplined souls, please avert your eyes and come back and see me on another day (or click immediately over to my bulging list of fabulous VegetablesĀ recipes.Ā I got your back.)

For the rest of you, dear readers I’ve brought along a fabulous, silky, perfectly pipe-able, spreadable, delectable Chocolate Buttercream Frosting of wonder. I’ve been wanting to post a great chocolate frosting recipe for some time now, and this one is really wonderful. The flavor is rich, the texture is creamy and perfect. It will generously frost 24+ cupcakes, and should be enough to frost a round 2 layer cake. If you are looking to frost a 9×13 cake, this recipe will give you a bit more than enough.

This is aĀ greatĀ standard recipeĀ to keep in your collection, my friends. Hope you love it as much as we do!


The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: about 3 Cups (enough to decorate 24 cupcakes with a tall peak of frosting)


1 C butter, softened
5 1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
6-7 Tb half and half
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla


1. Place the butter into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Beat with the paddle attachment for 30 seconds or so.
2. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder a bit at a time. If your cocoa powder is clumpy, you may want to sift it into the mixer to make sure it incorporates well.
3. Add the half and half, salt and vanilla and mix until nice and smooth (about 2 minutes). Add more half and half if it's too thick.
4. Frost, pipe or spread this heavenly frosting onto cupcakes, brownies, cake, cookies...etc.

Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!


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