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.
Make The Frosting
Making the chocolate buttercream frosting is simply a matter of melting butter. Once it’s melted, you add other ingredients (cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, etc.).
Stir or beat until it becomes a nice, chocolate frosting! It’s a CINCH to make, and you can thicken it by adding a bit more powdered sugar, if desired!
Many Uses For Chocolate Buttercream 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!
It’s always more tasty and inexpensive when you make it from scratch with a few common ingredients (probably already in your pantry).
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 recipes for Coconut Pecan Frosting, Grandma’s Fluffy White Frosting, and The Best Brownie Frosting.
Looking For More CHOCOLATE DESSERT Recipes?
You can find ALL my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have lots of yummy chocolate dessert recipes, including:
- JB’s Best Brownies
- Toll House Pie
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Raspberry Torte
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Recipe Source: My Mom
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- 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
- Place butter in a small saucepan over low heat and heat until melted. Remove pan from heat.
Add cocoa powder to melted butter and mix until combined. Add salt, vanilla, and milk; mix well.
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).
- Frost cake or cupcakes and enjoy!
Recipe Source: My Mom
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