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    Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

    It is so easy to pick up a tub of chocolate frosting at the store, but is it really the best? I know it isn’t and you know it isn’t, but this recipe for Chocolate Frosting IS!

    This Chocolate Buttercream is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! I use it on anything that calls for frosting. #chocolatefrosting #chocolatebuttercream www.savoryexperiments.com

    This Easy Chocolate Frosting is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! I use it on anything that calls for frosting.

    Every home baker, or even cook, should have a Classic Buttercream and Chocolate Icing recipe in their repertoire. From there, the additions of flavors are endless.

    Make sure you PIN Easy Chocolate Frosting!

    Add lemon, mocha, raspberry or sprinkles for a fabulous Fun-fetti cake. Fresh fruit, food coloring, you get where I am going with this.

    Best Chocolate Frosting Recipe- This Chocolate Buttercream is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! I use it on anything that calls for frosting. www.savoryexperiments.com

    I am also going to burst your bubble on how to make chocolate frosting. Most of them use both butter and shortening.  

    It sounds gross at first, but even your most beloved bakeries are using the same recipe, or some variation of it. It is one of those things that you just do, don’t overthink it and don’t ask too many questions.

    Just go on pleading ignorance, I won’t tell. 

    Then use your new favorite chocolate frosting on anything you please. Cookies, cakes, cupcakes. 

    Or, if you are like me, keep a little container in the far depths of the fridge and grab a spoonful for yourself every once and awhile. I also enjoy raw cookie dough.

    Don’t judge. 🙂

    In fact, I combined my love of the two for Cookie Dough Cupcakes

    Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes are vanilla cupcakes stuffed with edible cookie dough and topped with whipped chocolate frosting. You won't beleive how easy these are to make! #stuffedcupcakes #cookiedoughstuffedcupcakes www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you liked this homemade frosting recipe, check these out!

    Tools for making Easy Chocolate Frosting:

    Stand Mixer– I lived for years without one and I can tell you with 100% confidence that life with one is easier and it is worth the investment.

    Offset Spatula – The best way to spread melted chocolate and frosting!

    Pastry Bags– Use pastry bags for desserts, but also sauces and artistic touches on plating! 

    Frosting Tips – It is great to have a variety of frosting tips, not just the usual. Buying one can cost $3, so spring for a few extra and get the whole set. 

    This Chocolate Buttercream is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! I use it on anything that calls for frosting. #chocolatefrosting #chocolatebuttercream www.savoryexperiments.com
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    Best Chocolate Frosting Recipe- This Chocolate Buttercream is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! I use it on anything that calls for frosting. www.savoryexperiments.com
    Easy Chocolate Frosting
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     

    This Easy Chocolate Frosting recipe is perfection! It is light and fluffy and has the perfect chocolate touch! I use it on anything that calls for frosting.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American, French
    Keyword: chocolate buttercream frosting, chocolate frosting, chocolate icing, easy chocolate frosting recipe
    Servings: 2 cups
    Calories: 2693 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla or other extract
    • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted
    • 5 cups powdered sugar
    • 1-2 tablespoons milk cream or water
    Instructions
    1. Place butter and shortening into a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Whip until blending thoroughly.
    2. Add vanilla, melted semi-sweet chocolate and powdered sugar, mix. If needed, slowly add additional heavy cream, milk or water until the frosting is a spreadable or pipe-able consistency.
    3. If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Chocolate Frosting
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 2693 Calories from Fat 1260
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 140g215%
    Saturated Fat 67g419%
    Cholesterol 129mg43%
    Sodium 427mg19%
    Potassium 642mg18%
    Carbohydrates 359g120%
    Fiber 9g38%
    Sugar 335g372%
    Protein 7g14%
    Vitamin A 1475IU30%
    Calcium 92mg9%
    Iron 7.3mg41%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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