Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Total Time 15 mins
Servings 3 cups
Author Julie Menghini


  • 1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup cocoa, sifted¬†
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 4-5 tbsp evaporated milk¬†
  • 3-4 tbsp light corn syrup (optional)


  • Cream butter in a stand mixer until smooth. Add sifted unsweetened cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
  • Alternating, add 1 cup of powdered sugar to 1 tablespoon evaporated milk until all sugar has been added.
  • Add 3 to 4 tablespoons light corn syrup if desired. Add additional evaporated milk if necessary, and beat until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 1324kcal | Carbohydrates: 195g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 176g | Vitamin A: 1939IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4mg
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