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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Learn how to prepare the delectable Chocolate Buttercream Frosting – a delightful combination of fluffiness and smoothness with a rich, luscious chocolate flavor. Follow the simple recipe video provided below the instructions to make this delectable frosting. This versatile buttercream is perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes, allowing you to pipe, spread, and use it to layer your cakes together!

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Indulge in the classic favorite of fluffy and chocolatey Buttercream Frosting, perfect for lavishly covering cakes and cupcakes. This exquisite Chocolate Buttercream Frosting boasts several remarkable qualities:

  1. Ideal for piping – It maintains its shape beautifully, allowing for intricate swirls and roses.
  2. Perfect for sandwiching between cake layers – Unlike cream fillings, it stays put and won’t ooze out when you cut into the cake.
  3. Fluffy, creamy, luscious, and buttery – A truly indulgent treat that rivals the quality of any high-end bakery’s offerings.

How to make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


Creating buttercream frosting is a straightforward process, but it requires some time and the assistance of an electric mixer or stand mixer. The key to achieving the perfect consistency lies in continuous beating, and this step should last for at least 6 minutes, typically extending to 7 or 8 minutes.

The more you beat, the fluffier and smoother the frosting becomes.

So, beat away! Aside from this crucial beating step, there’s one more essential tip for achieving a beautiful classic buttercream frosting, and that is to strike the right balance between butter and icing sugar (powdered sugar). Using too much sugar in proportion to the butter can result in gritty frosting, while too little may lead to a predominant butter taste.

With these tips in mind, go ahead and enjoy your delectable homemade buttercream frosting!

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Learn how to prepare the delectable Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - a delightful combination of fluffiness and smoothness with a rich, luscious chocolate flavor. Follow the simple recipe video provided below the instructions to make this delectable frosting. This versatile buttercream is perfect for frosting cakes and cupcakes, allowing you to pipe, spread, and use it to layer your cakes together!
prep time
10 mins
cooking time
20 mins
servings
2
total time
30 mins

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 200g / 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 1/2 cups soft icing sugar / powdered sugar , sifted (Note 1)

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder , unsweetened, preferably Dutch Processed, sifted(Note 3)

  • 1/4 cup milk (any)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

1
Begin by putting the butter in the stand mixer bowl equipped with the paddle attachment. Beat the butter for 3 minutes at speed 7 until it takes on a pale appearance.
2
Next, incorporate half of the icing sugar and cocoa powder into the mixer. Beat the mixture for 3 minutes, starting at a slow speed and gradually increasing to speed 7.
3
Then, add the remaining portion of icing sugar and cocoa powder to the bowl. Beat the ingredients together for an additional 3 minutes.
4
If you choose to use milk and vanilla, add them to the mixture and beat again for 1 minute at speed 7.
5
Finally, you can either spread the frosting onto cakes or cupcakes or spoon it into a frosting bag for piping delightful decorations.

Notes

In Australia, ensure you purchase packets labeled as Soft icing sugar, not Pure Icing sugar, which is best suited for royal icing that sets hard for writing on cakes. The quantity provided is sufficient for swirling frosting on 12 cupcakes (refer to the photo in the post) or generously frosting a 22cm / 9" cake (covering top, sides, and filling) with an appropriate amount. If you desire more frosting for a cake, such as the one depicted in the Chocolate Cake recipe (2-layer 22cm/9" cake), increase the recipe by 50%. To do this, use the recipe scaler (hover / click on servings and slide) and continue increasing until the amount of icing sugar reaches 450g / 3.75 cups. Opt for Dutch Processed cocoa powder as it offers a more intense chocolate flavor compared to regular cocoa powder, enhancing the overall taste of the buttercream. For an alternative approach using chocolate instead of cocoa powder, take 75g / 3 oz of 70%+ cocoa dark chocolate. Melt and let it cool, then whisk it in at the end to create a delightful chocolate variation of the frosting.
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