The BEST Bakery Style Chocolate Frosting Recipe in just 5 minutes

Bakery Style Chocolate Frosting Recipe

If you are looking for the best chocolate frosting, then this bakery-style chocolate frosting is it. It takes only 5 minutes to whip and has the longest shelf life ever!! Tried and tested, it's a kids' favorite over any cupcake, cakes or cookies. This chocolate buttercream also works great in hot, humid weather, and can sit out for hours without any refrigeration required.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 mins, Bakery, bakery style, Buttercream, frosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 503kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


Makes enough to cover 2 x 8-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes

  • 228 grams Unsalted butter
  • 205 grams Vegetable shortening
  • 625 grams Powdered sugar
  • 60 ml Hot water
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp  Salt


  • Cream Butter and shortening for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Add cornstarch and cocoa powder to the hot water and add it to the creaming mixture.
  • Continue to cream until it's a smooth mixture again.
  • Add vanilla and combine well.
  • Finally, start adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  • Once all the sugar is in - whip the buttercream for a good three minutes until light and fluffy.



Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg