Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Make homemade frosting with just a few ingredients and in just a few minutes.


12 servings


3 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
3 to 4 tablespoons milk


In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed until blended. Stir in vanilla and chocolate.

Gradually beat in just enough milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Frosts 13 x 9-inch cake generously, or fills and frosts an 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 5 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 35 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 29 g), Protein 0 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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