What's better than chocolate frosting? Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting with real dark chocolate whipped into every bite.
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Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

What's better than chocolate frosting? Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting with real dark chocolate whipped into every bite. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, birthday cake, chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, dark chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 284kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 ounces Ghirardelli dark chocolate (60% or higher, melted)

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, cream the butter for 2-3 minutes until it is almost white in appearance.
  • Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, 1 cup at a time, while mixing on low speed. Cover the mixer with a dish towel, if needed, to prevent powdered sugar from blowing out of the bowl.
  • Add in the salt and vanilla. Continue mixing on low and add the heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time.
  • With the mixer still running, drizzle in the melted chocolate, allowing it to mix in completely. Turn the mixer to medium and beat for 1-3 minutes, until the buttercream is light and fluffy.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the frosting making enough to put a decent-size frosting swirl on 15 cupcakes or for frosting 1 9x13 cake.  1 serving is 1/15 of the frosting recipe.  Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.3mg