Easy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
  • 3½ cups of powdered sugar
  • ¾ of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of milk
Instructions
  1. Set out your butter an hour or two before and let warm to room temperature.
  2. With an stand mixer (or hand stand), beat butter until pale, about 2-4 minutes
  3. Scrape down the bowl with a spacula to ensure butter is even
  4. Add vanilla and mix for 30 seconds until combined.
  5. Next cocoa powder, then add 3½ cups powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
  6. Sometimes the mixture doesn't want to combine so at this point I add 2 tablespoons of milk. Almost immediately all the ingredients will combine evenly.
  7. If the buttercream frosting is too dry, add another tablespoon of milk. If the frosting is too wet or soupy, add a little powdered sugar until it reaches the desired consistency.
  8. Good to spread on 24 cupcakes OR good for about 12 cupcakes piped high (as seen in the pictures)
Recipe by Wanna Bite at http://wannabite.com/easy-chocolate-buttercream-frosting-recipe/