Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This easy frosting goes perfectly with Super Moist Yellow Pound Cake, white cake, cupcakes, or even brownies! It’s so good, you’ll definitely want to lick the beaters. đŸ˜‹

Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting | Culinary CraftinessI sift my powdered sugar through a mesh splatter screen (used to cover frying pans) using the back of a spoon to push it through into a large bowl beneath. It makes perfectly smooth frosting. It’s a bit of work, but worth it to me. You can just use a regular wire mesh strainer or flour sifter and still have beautiful icing.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

6 tbsps. butter, room temperature
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
2 tsps. vanilla
1-1/2 lbs. of finely sifted powdered sugar

Using an electric mixer on low-speed, carefully cream the butter and cocoa together.

Stir the beaters around first before turning on to lessen the amount of cocoa powder floating up.

Alternate adding the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar until the frosting has reached a stiff enough consistency to hold up on the cake without running off.

If peaks on the end of the beaters fall over, add more powdered sugar until they stand up.

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Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

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