Chocolate Buttercream Frosting- super easy to make!

Everyone loves cupcakes! Make this easy chocolate buttercream frosting to go with them, so simple and delicious. You’ll want to lick the bowl clean.

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I have to tell you, most the time I just buy the tub of frosting from the grocery store. However, sometimes I feel like making my own frosting.

Everytime I make my own frosting, I wonder why I don’t do it all the time. It tastes so good and it’s super simple to make. I normally have all the ingredients in my pantry anyway.

Everyone loves cupcakes! Make this easy chocolate buttercream frosting to go with them, so simple and delicious. You'll want to lick the bowl clean.

Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The best part about this recipe is that you can really make it the consistency that you like. If you are spreading on with a knife, you can do it a little thicker. This is what we do most of the time because my daughter likes to do it.

If you want to pipe it on you may need to add another tablespoon or two of the cream so it will come out of your icing tip. I prefer to use cream, but if I don’t have any I use regular milk.

Can I freeze buttercream frosting?

Yes! I love that you can freeze this, just add it to a freezer baggie. When you’re ready to use it, place it in the refrigerator overnight so it can get soft. This is perfect if you like making mug cakes.

Everyone loves cupcakes! Make this easy chocolate buttercream frosting to go with them, so simple and delicious. You'll want to lick the bowl clean.

Recipes you’ll need frosting for…

You found the frosting, now you need the cake! Here are my cakes and cupcakes (that are all eggless) that you can make that go with this yummy frosting.

Everyone loves cupcakes! Make this easy chocolate buttercream frosting to go with them, so simple and delicious. You'll want to lick the bowl clean.

Supplies needed to make frosting.

Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Everyone loves cupcakes! Make this easy chocolate buttercream frosting to go with them, so simple and delicious. You'll want to lick the bowl clean.
Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8-12 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and 4 tablespoons of cream. Mix well.
  • Slowly add in more cream until you get the consistency you want.
  • Add to cupcakes.

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