Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Will generously fill and frost a two-layer 9-inch cake or 24 cupcakes.
Calories: 1500kcal
Author: Melanie Bauer | Melanie Makes
This decadent, five ingredient Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting takes just five minutes to prepare. You’ll never stray towards the aisles of canned frosting again with this recipe in your back pocket.
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  • 4 sticks butter
  • 4 teaspoons chocolate extract
  • 5-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cocoa


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add chocolate extract and beat until combined.
  • Add half of powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
  • Add heavy cream, remaining powdered sugar and cocoa and beat until the frosting is smooth.


Calories: 1500kcal | Carbohydrates: 325g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 294g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 6mg