Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Flavor Friday

Today is Flavor Friday so we’re going to share a recipe with Chocolate in it since it’s our flavor of the month this March. ^_^

Today we’re sharing a Chocolate butter cream frosting recipe, it can be used on cakes or cupcakes.


Chocolate Butter cream Frosting


* 11/2C Icing Sugar
* 1/8 C Margarine (or unsalted Butter)
* 2T      Milk
* 1t       Vanilla Essence
* 1/4C   Cocoa powder


1. Sift the icing sugar in a medium bowl, then add the cocoa powder and sift as well, set aside.

Sifting icing sugar & cocoa powder

2. In a large mixing bowl combine the margarine or butter and cream for about a minute, add the icing sugar mixture and continue to cream for 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Add the vanilla & then the milk gradually to the mixture and continue to mix until it’s a preferred soft & creamy texture.

Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting

4. The frosting is ready to be used on a cake or cupcakes, or stored in an air-tight container until use for up to 7 days.

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting ^_^
Baked this Chocolate cake with above recipe for a lucky little lady ^_^
Chocolate frosting on cake

For a darker chocolate frosting, we use Maimun Supplies cocoa powder.

Enjoy your frosting ^_^!

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

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