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 in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

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