Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

This chocolate buttercream is soft, fluffy and decadent. The perfect match for chocolate cupcakes.

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Chocolate Buttercream Recipe
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Chocolate flavoured Buttercream Icing
Recipe type: Baking
  • 1 Cup | 2 Sticks | 220g Butter
  • 5 Cups | 625g Icing Sugar | Powdered Sugar | Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ Cup | 50g Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup - 1 Cup | 125ml - 250ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl if you are using a hand mixer add the room temperature butter. Beat on high speed for about 5 minutes until the butter is soft and almost doubled in volume.
  2. Add the sugar in thirds, beating in between until completely incorporated. With the last third of the sugar add in the cocoa powder.
  3. The buttercream will be very thick at this point, turn the mixer to low speed and stream in half a cup of milk.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add more milk if you would like a thinner consistency.
  5. Add in the vanilla essence and beat for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Pipe onto your cupcakes or use to decorate your cakes.