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chocolate buttercream frosting in a glass bowl.
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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This chocolate buttercream frosting is the best frosting you’ll ever taste. It's silky and smooth making it perfect for cupcakes, cakes, cookies and so much more.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 132kcal


  • Electric mixer


  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, mix the butter until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder and mix until well incorporated. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix for 3-4 minutes or until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.


This chocolate buttercream frosting is perfect for a 9x13 cake but feel free to double the recipe if you want extra frosting! 


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg