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 Maureen Kamari

Amari Baking Center offers baking classes to those who want to learn how to bake. 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. We use original Cookswell charcoal ovens to bake and train our students due to their efficiency, effectiveness and economy. They are the best option for anyone starting a small baking business on a budget.

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