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!
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 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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Recipe Source: My Mom
- 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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