Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
I don’t know about you, but I always think of a cupcake as a “frosting holder”. I’ve had good cupcakes, even really great cupcakes… but everything revolves around the frosting for me.
I can’t stand the store bought cakes with the frosting that tastes like lard. Ewww! I have no problem using a boxed cake mix, but my favorite is homemade chocolate buttercream frosting!
For my daughter’s 9th Birthday, she requested red velvet cupcakes with chocolate icing and horses on top. Who am I to argue with a birthday girl! I have a fabulous recipe for chocolate buttercream, it’s been in my “book” forever. So, out came my beloved KitchenAid Mixer …
This recipe is absolutely amazing! It is light and decadent at the same time. You can adjust the amount of cocoa powder if you’d like a lighter or darker chocolate flavor!
Amazing Chocolate Buttercream
- 6 tablespoons butter (softened)
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup milk (room temp)
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
Mix together icing sugar and cocoa. Set aside.
Combine shortening and butter in a bowl.
Combine milk and vanilla.
Beat shortening and butter until creamed.
- Slowly alternate adding cocoa mixture and milk mixture
Beat until combined and fluffy (approx 3 minutes).
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)