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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 Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes worth of frosting


  • 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


Serving: 1serving