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Simple Chocolate Buttercream


You only need five ingredients to make this decadent chocolate frosting.

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups

Photography: Johnny Miller


  • 1 1/2 pounds (6 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Begin beating on low speed, increasing to high for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Stir in melted chocolate.

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  • cupcakecakemaker111
    4 APR, 2015
    This recipe was amazing. It was perfectly fluffy and delicious. Although we had to double the chocolate this recipe is definitely a repeat.
  • Mija_k
    20 JUL, 2011
    horrid recipe. it looked like taupe chocolate frosting despite tripling the semisweet chocolate. It was easy, but very disappointing.
  • npigas
    8 APR, 2010
    Could you please tell me if I make a cake with this frosting and sugarpaste on the top , how many days can I have it out of the refrigerator? If i put the cake in the refrigerator the sugar paste will melt. Correct?