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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This chocolate buttercream frosting recipe is the fluffiest, creamiest homemade frosting! You’ll never want store-bought frosting again!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Lil' Luna



  • Beat together the butter and cocoa powder until light and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt. Mix until well blended, adding additional milk if needed to bring the frosting together.
  • Continue to beat for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Pipe the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes.



STORE. This homemade chocolate frosting can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Bring it to room temperature and remix before frosting your dessert.
FREEZE. Store chocolate buttercream frosting recipe in an airtight freezer-safe container for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge and then bring to room temperature. Mix well before using.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg