Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Use this versatile creamy chocolate frosting with any of your favorite layer cake recipes or to frost cupcakes.

Yield: Makes about 2 1/4 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 to 7 Tbsp. milk

Preparation

  1. 1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. 2. Whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa. Gradually add powdered sugar mixture alternately with 3 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 4 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.
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