Chocolate Buttercream

If you have enjoyed my yellow cupcake with chocolate buttercream recipe then you know, I am not a chocolate frosting fan. However, this is a delicious chocolate buttercream that anyone could enjoy! It would go well with lots of cupcakes and it is a very simple recipe.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder.
  3. Transfer to your mixing bowl and alternately add powdered sugar and milk.
  4. Beat on medium speed
  5. Add vanilla last.  You may need a little extra milk to reach your desired consistency.




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