This whipped cocoa buttercream takes 5 ingredients, 10 minutes, and frosts 12 cupcakes with a rich, fluffy chocolate frosting.
Sometimes you need a simple homemade frosting recipe to throw on a box mix cake or cupcakes to take them to the next level.
And this Whipped Cocoa Buttercream delivers that.
This whipped chocolate frosting uses 5 ingredients you already have in your house and will give that cake that rich chocolate, homemade taste.
This frosting would be delicious on basic chocolate or vanilla cake or something a little more fun like pumpkin, strawberry or mint cake. But whatever flavor you choose, I recommend sprinkles. Always sprinkles.
Whipped Cocoa Buttercream
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter on medium speed for a minute or so until light and fluffy. Carefully add the powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. Stir slowly until combined and then beat on high speed for 2 minutes until fluffy. Add additional milk as needed to create a smooth consistency for frosting.
- This recipe will generously frost 1 dozen cupcakes. I
If you’re wanting a completely from scratch cupcake recipe, try these strawberry shortcake cupcakes.