Easy Chocolate Buttercream {In 5 Minutes}

Chocolate Buttercream is creamy, fluffy, super flavorful, and takes just 5 minutes to make!

chocolate buttercream

Homemade chocolate buttercream is something everyone should know how to make! Whether you want to top some homemade cupcakes with a made at home buttercream, or you are making a baked good and realize you don’t have any store-bought frosting left, this recipe is a great one to have on hand!

chocolate buttercream

Chocolate buttercream has just 6 ingredients that you probably already have on hand in your kitchen.

chocolate buttercream

You can use a whisk in a pinch, but an electric mixer helps a lot to make the process go by much faster and gives a smoother fluffier texture easier.

chocolate buttercream

In 5 minutes or less you have a delicious fluffy chocolate buttercream that will knock your socks off!

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Easy Chocolate Buttercream

Yield: Enough for one 13x9 cake


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Using a whisk or hand held mixer, combine well until smooth and fluffy. Add the remaining powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cream, salt, and vanilla to the mixture and beat again until everything is well combined, smooth, and fluffy.


Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week, or in the fridge for up to 3 months.


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