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A mini glass jar filled with a chocolate frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting


  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min

Description

This Chocolate Fudge Frosting is one of the best  and easiest chocolate frosting recipes EVER. This chocolate buttercream recipe uses melted chocolate to get a rich chocolate flavor and has the most light and airy frosting consistency. 


Ingredients

Recipe to frost 12 cupcakes

  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, melted
  • ¾ cups (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream (or milk)

Recipe for a 9×13″ cake

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (or milk)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring each time until the chocolate is melted. Stir until completely smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Cut the butter into pieces. Using the paddle attachment, whip butter for 5-7 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally. Beat until butter look light in color. Next, beat the cocoa powder into the butter until well mixed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Alternate adding 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time with the liquid ingredients: vanilla extract & heavy cream. Ensure the powdered sugar is well combined, and whip for 1-2 minutes before adding more powdered sugar.
  4. Next, pour in the melted chocolate and beat on slow speed until incorporated. Then, increase the speed to medium-high and beat for another 2-3 minutes to whip additional air into the frosting.