Buttercream frosting is a classic. Normally I stay away from them since they are generally a little over sweet for most people’s liking and the baker side of me finds them a bit boring. 😉 However, chocolate buttercream is a little different, the bitter cocoa counteracts the powdered sugar sweetness. For other creamy white frosting alternatives see my Four Minute Frosting recipe.
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Small pinch of salt if using unsalted butter.
Cream the softened butter for a few minutes.
Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Beat until creamy and fluffy.
Add vanilla and beat until it is combined.
And there you have it! Simple, delicious, and perfect for Father’s Day and birthdays!