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Strawberry Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream, a tasty and easy chocolate frosting that you will want to make over and over again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32 tbs (2 cups)
Calories 121 kcal
Author Lisa


  • ½ cup cold butter cut into chunks
  • ½ tsp espresso powder optional
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tbs heavy whipping cream


  1. In a mixer whip the butter until it is fluffy. (1/2 cup butter)
  2. Add in the espresso powder (if using), cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Mix until combined. (1/2 tsp espresso powder, ½ cup cocoa powder, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla)

  3. Add in powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream. Alternating between the two. I like to add in 1 cup of powder sugar followed by 2 tbs of heavy whipping cream, let it combine and then add the next round of powdered sugar and cream. (5 cups powdered sugar, 12 tbs heavy whipping cream)
  4. Once everything is added, mix on high for 20-30 seconds.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.