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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 121kcal
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


  • In a mixer whip the butter until it is fluffy. (1/2 cup butter)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Once everything is added, mix on high for 20-30 seconds.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg