Whipped Cocoa Buttercream

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This fantastic whipped Cocoa Buttercream Frosting recipe requires just 5 ingredients. With barely ten minutes of effort, you’ll have enough rich, fluffy chocolate frosting to top a dozen cupcakes.

Cocoa Buttercream

Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

This cocoa buttercream frosting uses five simple ingredients you likely already have in your house. This frosting will give any cake you make an unforgettable rich chocolate, homemade taste.

So you can grab that handy box of cake mix with confidence the next time you’re in a hurry. This very simple homemade frosting will take your cake to the next level.

Cocoa Powder Frosting Ingredients

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Frosting with Cocoa Powder

This chocolate frosting is also delicious on Vanilla Cake and S’mores Cupcakes. For the die-hard chocolate-loving purists, try this frosting on these rich chocolatey Cocoa Powder Brownies or our favorite homemade Chocolate Cake.

If you’re a fan of the pumpkin + chocolate combination, this chocolate frosting would be fantastic on these pumpkin bars too!

(If you ARE a fan of pumpkin and chocolate together (YUM!) don’t miss these Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream, and the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.)

Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

More Homemade Frosting Recipes

For more homemade frosting recipes to dress up any cake, try Fluffy Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting, Mint Buttercream Frosting, Blackberry Buttercream, and Lime Cream Cheese Frosting.

For something a little unexpected, this Pomegranate Buttercream Frosting is a fun, (and naturally bright pink) option. Have you tried Sour Cream Frosting? It’s a tangy slightly-less-sweet option that I really enjoy.

Are you a caramel lover? This Dulce de Leche frosting or the Salted Caramel Frosting are both fantastic options.

Whipped Vanilla Buttercream is a much-loved old-fashioned favorite. And this Peach Cream Cheese Frosting is a summer and fall favorite that never fails to make me grin.

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream

Whipped Cocoa Buttercream

This fantastic whipped Cocoa Buttercream Frosting recipe requires just 5 ingredients. With barely ten minutes of effort, you'll have enough rich, fluffy chocolate frosting to top a dozen cupcakes.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes worth of frosting

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving
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{originally published 9/25/17 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/2/22}

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