This Chocolate Buttercream is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! It is my go-to chocolate frosting recipe!
Today’s post is dedicated to my dear friend Joan of the blog Chocolate Chocolate and More. Last week, my sweet friend Joan passed away of a heart attack in her sleep. She was in her late 40s and still so full of life. This tragic event has left me, the blogging community and of course her family in devastation. She left behind 3 cute kids, which as a mother of 3 myself, complete tugs and pulls at my heartstrings all the more. Her death came as a complete shock and to be quite honest, I am still in shock about it. Joan was such a tremendous part of the food blogging community and was always the first to extend her hand in her knowledge and friendship. She was such a kind person and really made it a point to make everyone feel like a good friend of hers. Its so crazy to me, that someone I have only had online interaction with through this crazy blogging journey, could become such a dear and wonderful friend of mine. Joan was among the greats and will be terribly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her and by those who enjoyed her fabulous recipes.
With today being National Chocolate Day, the food blogging community only finds it fitting to post a yummy chocolate recipe in dedication to our incredible friend. From her blog name, Chocolate, Chocolate and More, It is pretty obvious Joan was huge fan of anything chocolate. Which is why I want to share with you my FAVORITE and GO TO recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
This recipe is perfect in flavor and fluffy in consistency. It is perfect for frosting just about any dessert you can think of as far as cakes, brownies, cookies and bars are concerned ;)
Chocolate is my true food love. I was shocked I hadn’t yet shared this wonderful recipe with you yet, but am honored to be able to share it with you today. You are going to LOVE this recipe!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4½ to 5 cups powdered sugar
- 4 Tablespoon cocoa
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 5 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk, I prefer heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a medium bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, cream/milk, and salt and beat for 5-7 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add more powdered sugar to thicken and stiffen up frosting or more cream/milk to thin frosting out depending on use. If you are frosting cookies or a cake use less powdered sugar.