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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Makes:
16 servings (2 tablespoons per serving)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
17
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
58 reviews
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is a velvety soft chocolate frosting and is finger-licking good, and perfect to frost your cookies, cakes or cupcakes.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

MICROWAVE Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.

TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting.

FOR THE SAUCEPAN METHOD:
MELT
Choco Bake and butter in small, heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Transfer to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature. Proceed as above.

Recipe makes 2 cups total.


Reviews:

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    choc butter cream frosting

    Ronda Clemons from Apple Valley, CA

    love choc butter cream frosting, we eat it right out of the bowl.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Lauralee Hensley from Pueblo West, CO

    This yummy frosting is really easy to make. Tastes great on homemade cinnamon rolls. Some may not think chocolate buttercream frosting on cinnamon rolls would taste good, but give it a try. I used to like dipping my cinnamon rolls in hot cocoa as a kid, so I already knew chocolate and cinnamon were a great combination of flavors.

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    Chocobuttercream dream

    john brown from Louisville, KY

    If you like sweet and you love chocolate then this recipe is for you. I added a homemade german chocolate cake and you have perfection to a chocojunky like me. I dont always lick the spoon but this one left me doing just that. easy to follow instructions, basic ingredients, and no prerequisites for a chef's credentials to make this! A+++

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    1 more stick of butter

    Sadie Gambino from Bronx, NY

    Butter extract and 1 more stick of butter, for this frosting will do well. What makes a cake is the frosting .

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    chocolate buttercream frosting

    Lois Beck from PITTSBURGH, PA

    i was looking for a recipe that would frost a cake or a batch of cupcakes and be delicious. this is it. it is so simple too.

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    Excellent

    Jennifer LaRonge from HAYWARD, WI

    Love the regular Butter Cream Icing, its the only one I ever make, but now we have a choice, this too..............is EXCELLENT!

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    Almost my grandmother's recipe

    maureen husser from WEATHERLY, PA

    This is my grandmother's recipe only she used Carnation evaporated milk. I've tried it both ways and it's always a hit.

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    Great Icing!

    Suzanne Kitchen from springfield, OH

    This frosting is wonderful! I used the pre-melted baking chocolate which made it super easy! This has become my staple chocolate icing!

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    chocolate frosting

    Lelia Jones from SIDNEY, OH

    this is easy and good I found I liked this better than mine so I passed this on to some of my granddaughters. I look forward to your ideas and recipes .

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    chocolate buttercream frosting

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Creamy and delicious! Excellent on cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. So easy to make, even the kids can help!

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    Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

    Lisa Kisch from HAYWARD, WI

    Delicious!! I have made it & followed the recipe. The 2nd time I made it I added 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla & 1/2 tablespoon of almond flavoring! The almond made my cherry chocolate frosting YUMMMY!!!!

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    this was very easy to make, taste really good.

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    chocolate buttercream frosting

    Jennifer shierling from watertown, NY

    WE LOVED IT. IT IS PERFECT.

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    Delicious & Easy

    Linda Sitzlar from Loudon, TN

    Made this for a cake for my daughters birthday and it was so easy and delicious

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    good

    sandi johanning from rochelle, IL

    I made it in a saucepan. Turned out great a little on the sweet side , But was a hit with everyone. will definitely make it again and again. I also put it on brownies as I took them out of the oven the kids loved them.

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    Very good!

    Joann Reisch from Trafford, PA

    Very easy to make. A little sweeter than I like. The family loved it! Much better than the prepared kind.

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    sooo good!

    lettie daggs from thibodaux, LA

    I made the chocolate buttercream frosting to icing a birthday cake my whole family loved it and they continue to ask me to use that frosting on all the cakes I bake

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    perfect

    Heather Vogt from CINCINNATI, OH

    I can't say enough about this frosting. It is perfect every time.

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    very good

    PATTY JOBE from SAN ANTONIO, TX

    I made this for my daughters birthday cake/party. It was easy to make and I got a lot of compliments on it.

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    I had no bars available at the time

    Denise Kaanapu - Koster from EUREKA, CA

    I had no bars available when I made the frosting. I ended up using Chocolate Bars, I used a little less sugar than it called for. It came out great! Also I added in Peanut Butter in the second batch I made for the second cake. (I ended up spiliting the two cake batters and the frosting.) So I had one with Chocolate Buttercream and the other Chocolate Peanut Buttercream.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    lynda devor from kerhonkson, NY

    I read this recipe at 6 a.m. & made it at 10 a.m. I used 1/2 c less sugar & it was wonderful! Not as buttery as I'd hoped for but I sent a copy of it to my neice to make for her daughter's birthday cakes!

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    Chocolate Lover's Icing

    Lori Shafer from Nancy, KY

    What a wonderful recipe! This sounds very simple to make. Can't wait to top the family favorite cake with this icing.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Kim Leite from SUNBURY, OH

    I am so excited to try this recipe. I am a true chocoholic and always have these ingredients on hand, so now I'll never be without frosting. My fiance likes to eat frosting on graham crackers (any kind, any flavor) Thanks.

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    easy to make

    Cathy Lovelace from INDEPENDENCE, MO

    This was easy to make and tasted great. I make homemade frosting all the time and this was the best recipe.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Donna Storan from LOCUST VALLEY, NY

    Perfect, just like Grandma used to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Found It

    melinda malinowski from GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    I have been looking for this receipe for quite awhile. Now it's time to make my cake and frost it too. Thank you for submitting it.

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    Best Frostinng I Ever Had :)

    Brittany R. from

    I just loved the way it tasted and went over the cake I baked. Not only was it good, it was cheap and quick to make. I would recommend this to anyone whose looking for a great, easy frosting that taste like Grandma did it herself.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    Arlene Fossum from NORTHFIELD, MN

    I tried this frosting and was so easy certainly beats the canned kind. The flavor tasted like fudge. I used Carnation evaporated milk and worked just fine.

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    Great Frosting!!!

    Norma Chavez from Houston, TX

    The first time I made this frosting it didn't turn out as thick as I expected (still good though). The second time around I decided to substitute the regular milk with sweetened condensed milk and that worked out perfect. The frosting was much thicker which made it easier to spread on the cake.

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    a little bit of heaven

    Tonia Thompson from GOOSE CREEK, SC

    When I first made this I knew I had it before but I couldn't remember. I told my mom this recipe and she said that she made it all the time when I was younger.

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    The Favorite

    Linda Hitchcock from ALEXANDRIA, VA

    This is my husband's favorite frosting. Though I usually bake while he is at work, he likes me to save icing the cake until he is home and can lick the bowl.

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    Awesome frosting

    Amber Szymanski from Rochester, NY

    This frosting is heavenly (and dangerous at the same time!). It was easy to make and went along great with the Favorite Chocolate Cake also posted on this site.

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    Excellent and easy frosting

    Rene Argiropoulos from Washington, DC

    I felt like I had gone back to Nana's kitchen when I made this frosting. It has become one of my favorites to use when making a cake for someone special.

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    Mmm, mmm, good!

    Gary Beckman from CONWAY, AR

    I had no idea this would be so easy.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Ruby Rainey from ELGIN, SC

    You can't go wrong with this one! For cakes or cupcakes, it is really good. I've even made 1/2 more, just to have extra for tasting, or for thicker frosting.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    A Ruvo from Connellsville, PA

    Very good, nice & creamy. I used it on a yellow cake.

  •  Star(s)

    Too easy

    Trevor Carstensen from Toronto, ON

    This recipe was too easy! Honestly, this was the best tasting home made butter cream I have tasted. It was easy to make, easy to frost with and easy to pipe with. I did however make it with semi-sweet chocolate which made it quite sweet. I will try with the unsweetened next time.

  •  Star(s)

    super-smooth chocolate frosting!

    SUSAN RODRIGUEZ from crest hill, IL

    I made this for one of my daughter's teachers who is a self-proclaimed brownie and chocolate lover as I am--needless to say he thought the frosted brownies were the best ever!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Buttercrean Frosting

    Carole Finney from Harrisville, OH

    This frosting is good, however, When I want white buttercream frosting. I leave the chocolate out.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Phyllis bradford from Escondido, CA

    My brother-in-law was visiting from Tennessee, and I remember my sister telling me how much he loved chocolate. I made him a chocolate cake and used this frosting. He loved it and wanted the recipe so his daughter-in-law could make it for him when he got home.

  •  Star(s)

    Ultra Sweet

    Adria Harris from Philadlephia, PA

    Very easy to make, but also VERY sweet. I added some cocoa powder to try to cut the sweetness, but that only worked somewhat. Edible, but not as wonderful as I had expected.

  •  Star(s)

    Soooo good

    Jeri Haley from Tenino, WA

    This is one of the best chocolate frosting recipes I've used. Goes so good with chocolate cake and exceptional with a yellow or white cake. Sets off the chocolate. Smooth and creamy.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Lynn from CT

    Very easy & quick to make. I cut the recipe in half and put it in the middle of a 2 layer chocolate cake, and put vanilla icing on the outside. It was really yummy!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Deb Beebe from Monrovia, CA

    This recipe is a keeper! A great topping for a yellow or chocolate cake. Easy to make and delicious! Try it!

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    Chocolate buttercream frosting

    Linda Doolittle from akron, OH

    Buttercream frosting is my favorite frosting the chocolate makes it even tastier.

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    Ummm...what do you with the butter?

    Pat Walker from Saint Paul, MN

    I was halfway through this recipe when I noticed the butter in the ingredient list is never mentioned again. So I may have added it at the wrong time or in the wrong consistency. The frosting never seemed to firm up. If this recipe gets corrected I'll try again, otherwise I'm still looking for a chocolate buttercream recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Buttercream Frosting

    Yvette Hayes from Stafford, TX

    I use meringue powder & shortening, instead of butter & milk, but overall it was different.

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    Creamy Chocolate Buttercream frosting

    Jeanne Sellers from Montgomery, AL

    This was the best frosting I've ever tasted--and the easiest, quickest frosting as well.

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    Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

    Phyllis bradford from Escondido, CA

    The taste is just great and it's so easy to make. My family loved it. My grandsons wife asked me to make the cake with the Buttercream icing for her birthday.

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    Wonderfully chocolate!

    Colleen Jimenez from Tampa, FL

    I have been making chocolate buttercream frosting for years and this surpasses the recipes I've made. I did have to add more powdered sugar to make it a bit thicker, but only a few tablespoons. This recipe is my new chocolate buttercream favorite.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16 

  • Calories: 170
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4g (20% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 60mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 26g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions

MICROWAVE Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.

TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting.

FOR THE SAUCEPAN METHOD:
MELT
Choco Bake and butter in small, heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Transfer to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature. Proceed as above.

Recipe makes 2 cups total.

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