Decadent, silky smooth chocolate buttercream that's perfect for decorating cakes, cupcakes and brownies.
Everyone needs a really good chocolate buttercream recipe in their recipe box. Whether making a birthday cake, cupcakes or even topping some game-day brownies, chocolate buttercream is the perfect rich and creamy topping for chocolate lovers.
Making chocolate buttercream only requires 6 ingredients and takes 15 minutes to make. So skip the store-bought kind and make it from scratch. Whipping up a bowl of decadent, silky smooth chocolate buttercream is absolutely worth the small effort!
How to make chocolate buttercream
Begin by beating softened unsalted butter for 5 minutes (using a paddle attachment). This will get your butter fluffy. Mix in powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt until incorporated and then add vanilla extract. Slowly add in milk or cream until desired consistency is achieved. Beat the buttercream for an additional 5 minutes on medium-high speed. This is key to creating a light and airy texture. Additionally, you will see that the chocolate buttercream gets lighter in color.