Best Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

Best Chocolate Buttercream Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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I already tried a lot of buttercream recipes, and I can assure you that this recipe by Tatyana’s Everyday Food is one of the best versions out there. It’s chocolatey, luscious, and fluffy.  Everything is just perfect – the taste, consistency and color. It’s so good that I made tons of cupcakes with this frosting last weekend. It was a total hit, and everybody loved it! Read on or watch the video below for full instructions.



  • 2 cups of unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar


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Step 1:

Add the softened unsalted butter to a bowl and whisk for about 7 to 8 minutes, until super fluffy and pale white. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl often.

Step 2:

Add 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave until smooth. You can also use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Once melted, set it aside and allow it to cool until it’s just lukewarm. Next, add the cooled melted chocolate to the butter and whisk again for about a minute, until it’s well incorporated.

Best Chocolate Buttercream Recipe Ingredients
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Step 3:

Add 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the chocolate-butter mixture and mix on low speed first. Turn the mixer to high and mix for about 3 to 4 minutes, until fluffy. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is well incorporated. It should have a light, fluffy, and luscious texture.

Best Chocolate Buttercream Recipe Instructions
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Step 4:

Transfer to a piping bag and use as frosting for your cake or cupcakes.


Did you like this recipe? If so, make sure to check Tatyana’s Everyday Food on YouTube and subscribe to her channel. She has tons of amazing recipes for you. 

Best Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

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