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Dark Chocolate Frosting, an easy and delicious frosting that you will want to make again and again. If you enjoy chocolate than you will love this dark chocolate frosting! #frosting #easy #buttercream #darkchocolate #atablefullofjoy #homemade #chocolatefrosting
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Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, an easy and delicious frosting that you will want to make again and again. If you enjoy chocolate than you will love this dark chocolate frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 161kcal
Author Lisa

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cold butter cut into chunks
  • ½ tsp espresso powder
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder I used Hershey’s Special Dark
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tbs heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • In a mixer whip the butter until it is fluffy.
  • Add in the espresso powder, dark cocoa powder, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • 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.
  • Once everything is added, mix on high for 20-30 seconds.
    dark chocolate buttercream frosting on a spatula

Notes

Tips and Tricks
  • *If you are going to pipe the frosting on really tall then you will need to double this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg