Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Southern Living
Makes 7 cups


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2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup whipping cream, divided
1 cup butter, softened
10 cup sifted powdered sugar, divided
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Microwave chocolate morsels and 1/4 cup whipping cream in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth.

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add 3 cups powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually add chocolate mixture and vanilla, beating until smooth.

Add remaining 7 cups powdered sugar alternately with remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream, beginning and ending with powdered sugar. Beat mixture at low speed until well blended after each addition.

Created date

October 2003