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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe - Just 5 minutes

A good chocolate buttercream frosting can be a dream over cupcakes, cake, and desserts. Especially when it's light, fluffy with just the right amount of chocolate. Today I share with you my secret to making the best chocolate buttercream recipe with this step by step video tutorial.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 436kcal
Author Veena Azmanov


  • 228 grams Unsalted Butter (2 sticks)
  • 375 grams Powdered sugar
  • 60 ml Fresh cream
  • 100 grams Chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla


  • Melt chocolate in the microwave or double boiler - set aside to cool.
  • Make sure the butter is room temperature not cold.
  • Use a whisk or mixer and cream the butter for a minute.
  • Add salt, fresh cream and vanilla - mix a minute longer, until well combined.
  • Now add the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  • Once all the powder sugar has been incorporated.
  • Continue to mix for 2 to 3 minutes more until you have a light and fluffy buttercream.
  • The cream in the mixture will whip and give you almost stiff peaks.
  • Tip: If you do not whip enough the buttercream will be soft consistency which may not be pipeable. So whip until you have a stable whipped cream kinda light and fluffy frosting. (See video)
  • Lastly, add the melted cooled chocolate to the buttercream and stir well to combine.



Serving: 100g | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.9g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 22.8g | Saturated Fat: 13.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 52.9g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%