Item# WLRECIP-176

Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-176
Amount
2 1/2 cups
Prep Time
20 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
20 min

We've intensified the chocolate flavor to make dark chocolate frosting! This buttercream recipe is an amazing way to finish your layered cake or peanut butter cupcakes.

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark cocoa powder or 7 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk, plus more if needed

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Instructions

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  • Notes:

    • To store: Frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Bring back to room temperature and re-whip before using.

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