An EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING recipe that’s, well, easy!
Creamy buttercream frosting is just the thing to help dress up a favourite cake, jellyroll or cupcakes, so this is one of those essential recipes that anyone who loves making desserts always has at the ready. The nice thing about this recipe is that it actually combines two of my favourite things: buttercream frosting and chocolate.
Make this recipe once to discover how easy and exceptionally flavourful it is, then remember to keep it ready for future use. PIN it to a favourite Pinterest dessert, cake or baking board. You’ll be making it again and again, guaranteed.
Here’s how to make our EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
If there was a contest for the top ingredients that belong together, these six might win. That’s right friends, you can make this frosting using just six readily available ingredients. Two things to note: we made this recipe using unsalted butter, as we do with all recipes on this site, and used cocoa powder.
Don’t confuse it with “instant cocoa mix” which is a sweetened product used to make hot chocolate. Cocoa powder is a richly flavoured extract from cocoa beans. Head HERE to read the Wiki article about it.
Speaking from experience, save yourself the hassle and only make this recipe with butter that’s resting at room temperature. I usually bring the butter out of the fridge at least six hours before making this frosting. It whips up quickly and easily, eliminating the guessing game of, “Is it soft and fluffy enough yet?”
I have a very clear memory of being a tiny tyke corralled into helping my mom bake. Fetching baking trays, bundt and cake pans was often a good task, as was measuring dry ingredients. One thing that has stayed with me all these years was sifting, where my mom had me running dry ingredients through a sifter to remove lumps and combine ingredients together evenly.
Sifting the icing (confectioners’) sugar and cocoa powder together is an important step when making this frosting recipe. It eliminates lumps and ensures the finished confection is an even, creamy frosting.
We know you’ll find lots of ways to put this EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING to good use. You can use it to decorate our EASY CHOCOLATE SLAB RECIPE or pipe it onto your favourite cupcake.
We especially like how forgiving it is. You can make it and frost your cake hours later, or refrigerate it and simply whip it up to use days later. Every good cake deserves a good frosting, right? This one is it!
Now, if cakes and dessert ideas brought you here, there’s more great ideas at hand. You may also enjoy our COCONUT CAKE or our really beautiful LEMON JELLY ROLL. You’ll also find a full list of all the cakes on our website (frosted and not) in our PIECE OF CAKE COLLECTION!
Easy to work and wonderfully flavourful, try our EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING!