Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Like our White Buttercream, this Chocolate Buttercream Icing can be easily adapted for decorating or spreading; make thicker or thinner by following our tips.
Makes: About 3 cups of icing.
Skill Level: None
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is rated out of 5 by 186.
Rated 4 out of 5 by TT79 from Good place to start I tried this recipe for the first time and used 3 ounces of melted unsweetened chocolate. I felt it was a little too sugary tasting but I think this will be resolved with an additional ounce of unsweetened chocolate. It should also give it the more intense chocolate flavor for which I was looking. I'm not sure exactly how much milk I added but I just added it until I got the consistency I wanted.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlyssaMiller from Delish I absolutely love this recipe. I have always used cocoa powder, and I do find that I need more milk than the recipe calls for, but there are so many different factors that could play into that, I don't mind. After reading some of the other lower reviews, I am not sure why some people are having a harder time with it. I never have a grease flavor, or just a sugar flavor. This is my go to chocolate frosting recipe!
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by AK11 from VERY THICK I made this frosting but it was very thick and in order to make it thinner
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by dotsmom from Different flavor Great icing. I add almond extract instead of water or milk and it tastes great!
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sccoaire from That is some very tasty chocolate frosting! Really like the taste of this chocolate buttercream. I used melted unsweetened chocolate, and was worried that pouring all that hot chocolate in the shortening/butter mix would make a disaster of liquid fats, but it did not and it turned out great. I don't understand why Wilton's buttercream recipes say to add all the sugar an THEN add the milk... it is simply too dry to turn in my kitchen aid properly, I added milk halfway through adding sugar. Seems to me the end result is just the same, and it mixes much better!
Date published: 2016-05-28