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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Perfectly rich and decadent, silky smooth, brimming with chocolate flavor and the perfect finish to any chocolate, yellow or vanilla cake. Makes enough frosting for a 2-layer cake or about 24 cupcakes (unless you like a tower of frosting).

Prep Time15 minutes | Total Time15 minutes



Ingredients

  • 1 cups (226g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups (480g) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) cocoa powder (scoop and level to measure)
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, whip butter on moderately high speed until very pale and fluffy (nearly white in color), about 5 – 8 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl. 
  2. Sift in cocoa powder then add in powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp heavy cream and vanilla and mix on low speed until combine, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed and adding up to 1 tbsp additional cream to thin if desired.
  3. For added fluffiness if desired continue to whip about 3 – 4 minutes longer.

Recipe Notes

  • Frosting can be made a few days in advance. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. Bring to room temperature before using. If desired rewhip a little for added fluffiness.

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