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A bowl of chocolate buttercream frosting with a tray of cupcakes next to it

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This simple Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe is sinfully delicious! It comes out perfectly smooth, creamy and fudge-y every time!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate buttercream frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 173kcal
Author Favorite Family Recipes


  • stand mixer or hand mixer



  • Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip for 1-2 minutes, or until the butter is light and fluffy. Then add whipping cream, salt, and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix until fully combined and the mixture forms almost stiff peaks.
    Whipped butter in a silver mixing bowl
  • Melt the chocolate by placing it in a microwave-safe dish and microwaving it in 30 second intervals until it is melted. Stir extremely well between each interval.
    Melted chocolate chips in a glass bowl
  • Allow the chocolate to cool, but not so much that it hardens again. Add to the frosting mixture and stir until combined.
    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting in a silver mixing bowl


Recipe from https://veenaazmanov.com/buttercream-frosting-recipe/
Makes about 4 cups of frosting - enough frosting for 24 cupcakes.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg