Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Smooth chocolate buttercream frosting that will have you licking the bowl clean! Perfect for piping, spreading, or spooning into your mouth!

Thursday July 16, 2020

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Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

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The icing is the most important part of a cake or cupcake if you ask me. It could be the most delicious cake ever, but if the icing isn't good, I don't like it. It is so super easy to make a perfect buttercream icing, and it is so much more delicious than store bought. 

This chocolate buttercream is smooth, sweet, and it holds it's shape nicely for piping. The way I make icing is to whip my butter until its light and fluffy, then I add powdered sugar (and in this case cocoa powder) until it is thick and pasty, and then I add milk until it is the perfect, spreadable consistency. Using this method, I have never had any issues with my icing, it turns out perfectly every time.

Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Yield: Roughly 2 cups of icing (enough for about 12 cupcakes or small 6 inch cake)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk (this can vary depending on consistency)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together cocoa and icing sugar, set aside
  2. Whip butter on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes
  3. Add sugar mixture to butter slowly, beating well after each addition
  4. Once sugar is fully incorporated into the butter, add milk one tablespoon at a time until icing is smooth and soft consistency
  5. Spread onto cake or pipe onto cupcakes


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Natalie Kollee

Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.

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