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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting piped into white bowl.
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4.89 from 9 votes

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The BEST Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe made with chocolate liqueur and whipped to perfection. It's a must for topping cakes and cupcakes or simply licking from the bowl.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 595kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • In a stand mixer, cream the butter with a paddle attachment.
  • Scrap down sides and add powdered sugar a cup at a time, mixing between cups and scraping down.
  • Once all of the sugar is added, beat on medium-high speed for 2 to3 minutes.
  • Add cocoa powder, chocolate liqueur, vanilla extract, and salt and beat in low until full incorporated.
  • Keep mixer going on low speed while slowly pouring in the heavy cream.
  • Once heavy cream is fully incorporated, turn off and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn mixer on medium-high speed and beat for 3 minutes until buttercream is light and fluffy.


Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.5mg