Chocolate buttercream frosting is the perfect finishing touch for your next cake or cupcake recipe. Light and fluffy, this sweet chocolate frosting comes together in minutes and can easily be doubled or tripled for your next cake.
In a bowl, add confectioner's sugar and cocoa powder. Sift or whisk to remove lumps, then set aside.
a separate bowl, add butter. Beat until creamy. Add confectioner's sugar and cocoa powder and starting slowly, mix until ingredients are fully combined. Then, whip at high speed for 2-3 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and heavy cream, then beat for another minute until fluffy.
Pipe or spread frosting with a knife onto cupcakes and serve.
Recipe will make enough to frost up to 18 cupcakes with piped frosting, 24 cupcakes spread with a knife, a 9x13 sheet cake, a 13x18 sheet cake, or the top and middle of a round 8 or 9 inch 2-layer cake (leaving the sides bare). To frost the sides of a 2-layer cake, make an additional half batch of frosting.
This frosting will crust, so sprinkles or additional decorations will need to be added before your frosting dries.