Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep Time
    5 minutes
  • Cook Time
    15 minutes
  • Serving

The key to ensuring your buttercream comes out fluffy and smooth (rather than dense and gritty) is to beat, beat, beat and to use the right ratio of butter to icing sugar.




Step 1

Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attached. Beat for 3 minutes on speed 7 until it becomes pale.

Step 2

Add half the icing sugar and cocoa powder. Beat for 3 minutes - start slow, increase to speed 7.

Step 3

Add remaining icing sugar and cocoa powder. Beat again for 3 minutes.

Step 4

Add milk and vanilla if using. Beat again for 1 minute on speed 7.

Step 5

Spread onto cakes / cupcakes, or spoon into frosting bag and pipe.

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