A simple recipe for chocolate buttercream frosting that you can't get wrong that tastes great on yellow cake, brownies, or straight from the bowl! Using 1/2 baking cocoa and 1/2 milk chocolate chips provides the perfect chocolate flavoring.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
20 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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  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, 1 to 3 minutes.

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  • Combine powdered sugar, butter, cream, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add cocoa and melted chocolate chips; mix until creamy.

  • Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before using.

Cook's Note:

To make frosting thicker, add more powdered sugar. If you do not have any milk chocolate chips, replace with an additional 1/2 cup cocoa and 2 tablespoons of milk.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 21.4g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 28.3mg; sodium 8.2mg. Full Nutrition
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