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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars
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"Delicious chocolate frosting!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 120
Original recipe yields 32 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes. Cool melted chocolate to room temperature, about 5 minutes.
  2. Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add cocoa powder and beat until well combined. Mix 1 tablespoon coffee into creamed butter mixture; add melted chocolate and mix well.
  3. Beat confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, into creamed butter mixture, mixing well before each addition until frosting is smooth. Add remaining coffee, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 120 calories; 6.6 16.2 0.5 15 42 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good, fairly easy, and rich frosting. I used this on a black magic cake for an existential chocolate experience.

Most helpful critical review

i made this and used a spatula for the mixing instead of a mixer and it did not mix well definitely use a mixer

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Very good, fairly easy, and rich frosting. I used this on a black magic cake for an existential chocolate experience.

This is so delicious!! I've done a lot of baking but never tried a homemade buttercream. (So many recipes call for shortening! Yuck!) This is light years better than tub frosting and so quick an...

This was a very nice & easy frosting...it pairs well with the Nairobi Chocolate cake & I'm sure will be a big hit at the scout bake sale. I made according to recipe, but for personal use, I wou...

Excellent recipe!

This was very good. Spreads on cake easily too.

Easy recipe to play with. I decreased the coffee at the end and added vanilla. It was great! Just what I was looking for. I WILL use this recipe, again.

This is a deep chocolate frosting which any dark chocolate lover will enjoy. I used the dark chocolate "Endangered Species" bar and Dunkin Donuts decaf coffee which made a fairly rich, deeply s...

i made this and used a spatula for the mixing instead of a mixer and it did not mix well definitely use a mixer

SOOOOOO good! Got so many compliments on this frosting. Thank you for sharing.