This decadent chocolate buttercream frosting is a hit for any special occasion. It's rich, creamy, and simple.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with an electric mixer until crumbly. Slowly add whipping cream and mix until frosting comes together. Add vanilla extract and mix to the desired texture, adding more whipping cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, if frosting is too thick.

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Cook's Note:

This is enough frosting for 24 cupcakes or a 9x13-inch cake.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 24.6mg; sodium 3.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2020
This is a good “Base” recipe if used as written. The reason for only three stars? It most definitely needs help. It’s cloyingly sweet. After tasting it, I immediately added a generous three-finger “pinch” of fine salt and beat the dickens out of it. Tasted it again. Much better but still needed that little something to take it over the top. Looking through my extracts, essences, flavorings and oils, I spied my tiny bottle of Caramel flavoring. It only took 1/2 teaspoon to send this frosting “To The Moon”! Oh My Gosh! Yum! Read More
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2020
This is a good “Base” recipe if used as written. The reason for only three stars? It most definitely needs help. It’s cloyingly sweet. After tasting it, I immediately added a generous three-finger “pinch” of fine salt and beat the dickens out of it. Tasted it again. Much better but still needed that little something to take it over the top. Looking through my extracts, essences, flavorings and oils, I spied my tiny bottle of Caramel flavoring. It only took 1/2 teaspoon to send this frosting “To The Moon”! Oh My Gosh! Yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2020
The icing tasted very good. It was not too sweet, but I added a pinch of salt to cut some of the sweetness . I did not feel that this made enough icing for 24 cupcakes. I had to make a second batch. Read More
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