It’s easy to make a delicious, thick chocolate buttercream frosting from scratch that will add a touch of YUM to cakes, brownies, and cupcakes!It's easy to make a delicious, thick chocolate buttercream frosting from scratch that will add a touch of YUM to cakes, brownies, and cupcakes!

I love to bake cakes and cupcakes…this is hands down my favorite frosting!  This chocolate buttercream frosting is wonderfully creamy and delicious, and is easy to make from scratch!

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Just Like My Mom Made It!

When I was growing up, one of our family’s favorite desserts was when my Mom would go into our kitchen after dinner and whip up a “from scratch” chocolate cake.  She would frost it with her creamy chocolate buttercream frosting, and we would dig in! Well, this is her recipe for the frosting.

I’ve made it many times over the years when I need an easy chocolate buttercream frosting to cover a cake, brownies or cupcakes!

Here is the chocolate buttercream frosting on a cake.

It’s always more tasty and inexpensive when you make it from scratch with a few common ingredients (probably already in your pantry).

Mom's chocolate buttercream frosting on yellow cupcakes.

The recipe makes enough to cover a bunch of cupcakes, a 13×9 sheet cake, or a two layer cake. It is full of chocolate flavor, very creamy and delicious! Hope you enjoy it!

If you enjoy homemade cake frosting, be sure to check out my recipe for German Chocolate Cake, which FEATURES a phenomenal coconut frosting! By the way, You can find ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. Have a great day.

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Mom's Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins
 
It's easy to make a delicious, thick chocolate buttercream frosting from scratch that will add a touch of YUM to cakes, brownies, and cupcakes!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate buttercream frosting
Servings: 24 Enough for 24 cupcakes or one layer cake
Calories Per Serving: 84 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces powdered sugar (3/4 of a 16 oz. box)
  • 1/4 cup milk plus more if needed
Instructions
  1. Place butter in a small saucepan over low heat and heat until melted. Remove pan from heat.
  2. Add cocoa powder to melted butter and mix until combined. Add salt, vanilla, and milk; mix well.

  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar; beat until thoroughly combined. If the frosting is too thin for your liking, add additional powdered sugar (a little at a time). If frosting is too thick, add a little bit of milk (a little at a time).

  4. Frost cake or cupcakes and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe Source: My Mom

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 (frosting for one cupcake)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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