Chocolate Buttercream

Sweet, rich, creamy and chocolatey!

Chocolate Buttercream

Angie Halten
Sweet, rich, creamy and chocolatey!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 8


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 Tbsp water or milk


  • With electric mixer on high, beat margarine until fluffy. Beat in cocoa powder and vanilla on low. Gradually beat in sugar, alternating with water, until desired thickness is achieved (if a thinner frosting is desired, increase water. If a thicker one is desired, decrease water).


Vanilla - Omit cocoa powder, increase sugar to 2 1/2 cups.
Orange - Omit cocoa powder, replace vanilla with orange extract. Increase confectioners' sugar to 2 1/2 cups add 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel. Substitute orange juice for the water.
Lemon - Omit cocoa powder and vanilla. Increase sugar to 2 1/2 cups add 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel. Substitute 1 tablespoon lemon juice for 1 tablespoon of the water.
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See also
Sugar Free Cashew Cream Frosting

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