Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

It is light and more soft but after being in fridge, it hardens and darkens

It is light and more soft but after being in fridge, it hardens and darkens

Frosting on top of cake slices is the same frosting as the bowl frosting

Frosting on top of cake slices is the same frosting as the bowl frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 

1/2 cup butter, softened

2-3 cups powdered sugar, spooned into cup

1/4 cup cocoa powder, spooned into cup

1 teaspoons vanilla

2-5 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled

 

Instructions

Cream the butter for 2-3 minutes until it is almost white in appearance. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla. Add 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed. Add in 2 tbsp of the heavy cream or milk. With the mixer still running, drizzle in the melted chocolate, allowing it to mix in completely. Add another 1 cup of sugar. Beat until combined. Stop and taste for sweetness or look at the texture. Add more powdered sugar if too runny or needs more sweetness. Add more milk/cream if too stiff to spread or pipe. Beat buttercream until light and fluffy.

 

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