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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is decadent, chocolatey and it goes great on any baked treat, including cakes, cupcakes and so much more. It is super easy to make and you will never buy store-bought again!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp milk


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 1-3 minutes, or until desired consistency has been reached. Add extra milk 1 Tbsp at a time, if desired.
  • Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to use. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature when ready to use.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 481IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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