Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Two days till Christmas! My boys are beyond excited about the events that will occur in the next few days. I remember being a child and being THAT excited. The holiday season is taxing for us responsible ones, but I love seeing sweet happy boy faces. There's nothing better.

Except, uhh, maybe....this frosting?! OH MY GOODNESS, it is delicious. It took me a couple batches to get it just right, and oohhhh is it right. If you are looking for the perfect chocolate frosting, you have just found it! Do you see the excitement on these faces? This is sincere desire, people.

This delicious frosting can adorn cupcakes, cake and fingers alike. You will not be disappointed.

An irreplaceable chocolate cake recipe will follow tomorrow! Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Oh dear goodness, this frosting is TO DIE FOR.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Dec 23, 2015

Serves: Will frost 1 large cake or 24 cupcakes

Total time: 10 min



  • 3 sticks butter (1 1/2 cups), softened
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, cocoa and salt. Mix until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to use. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature when ready to use.