Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream


"This chocolate buttercream recipe delivers creamy, chocolate-y goodness for slathering on your favorite cakes, cookies, or spoons."


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  • Calories:
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the bittersweet chocolate, and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Place the butter or margarine, salt, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer until very light and airy, about 4 minutes. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time while beating on low speed. Mix well, and beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, and beat for 5 minutes more. Add the melted chocolate, and beat 4 minutes.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This "frosting" is very good but is not the original for this torte. The original "buttercream" uses a cooked sugar/water syrup, sweet butter, bitter chocolate and egg yolks. Vanilla and dark ru...

I made this frosting to use on kids' cupcakes. Everyone loved it, but I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars, as there is no way I would serve frosting with raw egg in it, especially to children. I omi...

Im only giving it 4 stars because i made changes after reading other reviews- It came out beautifully and spread very well even smoothed out nice to give me the crisp clean lines like a reg butt...