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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Categories: Frosting & Fillings, Chocolate

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  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. cocoa
  • 3/4 c. butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp. heavy cream


In a medium bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and cocoa.  In a separate bowl, beat the butter until smooth and add the sugar/cocoa mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, beating until incorporated. Add 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream, vanilla extract and beat well on medium speed.  If the mixture is too stiff, add more milk until the mixture is firm and creamy.