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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Fluffy, creamy, and full of chocolate! This buttercream frosting is the BEST!


  • 1.5 sticks butter unsalted
  • .5 stick salted butter
  • 3 or 3.5 cups powdered sugar pick your sweetness level
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. In a stand mixer, beat butter one minute. Then add in powdered sugar gradually while mixer is low, so it won't fly out. Add a tablespoon of milk and extract. Add cocoa powder. Next, add rest of milk. Beat on speed 8 until fluffy.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have both salted and unsalted butter, go with all unsalted then add in 1/4 teaspoon of salt.