Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting…

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Who needs vanilla when there is chocolate buttercream frosting to be enjoyed?

Way, way back in February¬†I posted a recipe for simple-but-delicious Vanilla Cupcakes and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting¬†which I made for one of my awesome colleague’s birthdays.

Well today is another colleagues birthday and I decided to revisit my cupcakes for this special occasion.

But this time with a twist!

Teri, my awesome number-wizz colleague, mentioned that she loves both vanilla and chocolate flavours, so I decided to make her some of my vanilla cupcakes, with this delicious chocolatey buttercream frosting!

And you could even flavour the buttercream with different flavours or toppings – coconut, mint, orange, or hazelnut, you name it, it would probably work!

It’s super simple, and very yummy, and I hope you agree!



Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe


  • 100g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • up to 40ml milk


  • Beat the half the icing sugar, cocoa and softened butter until smooth.
  • Add in the remaining icing sugar.
  • Add in a splash of milk and mix until smooth.
  • Continue to add splashes of milk until the buttercream is smooth, silky and glossy – you may not need all 40ml.
  • Either use/pipe immediately, or leave to chill slightly in the fridge.

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