Homemade Chocolate Frosting

Sharing our favorite homemade chocolate frosting today! This chocolate buttercream goes perfect on your cakes and cupcakes…and even eaten by the spoonfuls! So good!

homemade chocolate frosting

Homemade Chocolate Frosting

Everyone needs to know how to make a good chocolate frosting! I’ve got just the recipe for you. This simple buttercream recipe is perfect over your cakes and cupcakes!

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homemade chocolate frosting

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Frosting

  1. To prepare frosting place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until melted then add cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium-large mixing bowl. Let chocolate cool for 10 minutes. When cooled slightly, add milk/vanilla and powdered sugar, alternating until all is used or frosting is to your desired conistency.

homemade chocolate frosting

Use your favorite small saucepan to melt your butter and cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Only takes a minute or two.

homemade chocolate frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

homemade chocolate frosting

Transfer the chocolate to a large mixing bowl to cool for 5-10 minutes.

homemade chocolate frosting

I like to use my electric mixer when making frosting, you can use a whisk and do it by hand as well.  You can also use your stand mixer with the whisk attachment.

homemade chocolate frosting

From here, you will add a little powdered sugar, mix, then add the milk….keep alternating.

 

 

homemade chocolate frosting

Continue alternating until ingredients have been used or consistency is right.

 

homemade chocolate frosting

Chocolate frosting perfection!

homemade chocolate frosting

Serving Ideas

Use this creamy chocolate frosting on your favorite cakes, cupcakes, cookies….you name it, it’s delicious on top or sandwiched between.

homemade chocolate frosting

Homemade Chocolate Frosting

This Homemade Chocolate Frosting is simple to prepare and is so delicious on your cakes and cupcakes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 229.23kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $8
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter salted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • To prepare frosting place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until melted then add cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium-large mixing bowl. Let chocolate cool for 10 minutes. When cooled slightly, add milk/vanilla and powdered sugar, alternating until all is used or frosting is to your desired conistency. Frost over cooled brownies then top with mini M&M’s. Serve room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 229.23kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.06g | Protein: 1.12g | Fat: 0.97g | Saturated Fat: 0.48g | Cholesterol: 0.18mg | Sodium: 20.89mg | Potassium: 81.92mg | Fiber: 1.83g | Sugar: 53.92g | Calcium: 23.55mg | Iron: 0.78mg
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