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Chocolate buttercream recipe

Easy chocolate buttercream

This easy chocolate buttercream frosting is perfect for spreading or decorating any treat that needs a glorious finishing! It is even great as a piping decoration, as it holds its shape very well! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 199 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons flour plus some more
  • 1 stick butter softened but not room temperature
  • 1 cup dark chocolate


  • In a sauce pan, whisk sugar, cocoa powder and heavy cream.
  • Cook over medium low heat, adding flour one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture has the consistency of pudding. Add a little more flour if needed.
  • If you get lumps while cooking, strain the pudding through a fine sieve immediately after cooking, while still hot.
  • Cool the mixture in the fridge until at room temperature.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave, in increments of 30 seconds, stirring after each interval. You can use dark chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • While the chocolate and the pudding are cooling, beat the butter until soft and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Add the pudding and mix until combined and fluffy.
  • Finally, add the melted chocolate and whip until combined and fluffy.
  • Use to fill and frost a large cake or decorate about 24 cupcakes


Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 45mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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