Fluffy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


Light and fluffy chocolate frosting, suggested by my friend Linda. Spread over any cake and smooth out bubbles.

mini chocolate cupcakes with fluffy chocolate frosting arranged to look like a bouquet of roses
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 cups


  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  1. Combine powdered sugar and butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt; mix for 30 seconds. Add cream 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix on medium speed until frosting is shiny and seems to have large bubbles, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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