Rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


This chocolate buttercream frosting is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, putting between graham crackers or just eating off a spoon!


  •   2 Cups Room Temperature Butter
  •   2 Cups Cocoa Powder
  •   One 2 lb bag Powdered Sugar
  •   1/2-3/4 Cup Milk


  1. Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until creamy and smooth.
  2. Beat in the cocoa powder a little at a time until it has all been added and the mixture is smooth and lump free.
  3.  Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time alternately with 1/2 cup milk.  Once all the powdered sugar has been added and you’ve beaten the frosting until smooth you can add more milk if you want a softer frosting.


  1. When first made, this frosting is light brown in color but will turn a deep dark brown color after and hour or so.
  2. For an easy treat just spread this rich chocolate buttercream frosting between graham crackers and store in an airtight container overnight to soften.  So yummy!
  3. If you want to cut this recipe in half, 1 lb of powdered sugar is roughly 4 cups.

Keywords: buttercream frosting, frosting, chocolate frosting