This chocolate buttercream is light, fluffy, and decadent. The perfect match for chocolate cupcakes. Buttercream is pretty simple but there are definitely some tips and tricks that make an okay buttercream turns into one of the most delicious things you’ve ever tasted.
- 1 Cup of butter(220g)
- 5 cups of powder sugar
- 1 cup of milk(250ml)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- ½ Cup cocoa powder (50g)
Instructions: How to make a buttercream recipe
1. To make the chocolate buttercream it starts off like the vanilla buttercream. You’ll need one cup or 2 sticks of room-temperature butter. Place your butter within the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl in case you are the usage of a hand mixer. Mix on medium speed first, before increasing it to high speed for about 5 minutes or until, the butter is pale and has almost doubled in volume.
2. When your butter is incredibly light a fluffy it’s time for the sugar. Take 5 cups of granulated white sugar, and add 3 cups of cacao powder. It’s easiest to add your sugar in thirds, so it incorporates faster and you don’t end up losing half of it outside the bowl. Mix on low speed first until it is mostly incorporated before turning the mixer up higher.
3. Turn your mixer on to low and stream in about half a cup of milk or cream. As the milk or cream is incorporated your buttercream should loosen up and start to look light and fluffy. Give the bowl another scrap down to get all of the sugar and butter that has stuck to the sides and add a touch of vanilla essence, and mix it on medium speed for another few minutes. You should be left with the softest, fluffiest, and delicious chocolate buttercream you’ve ever tasted. Perfect for piping over cupcakes or using to decorate a layer cake.
Note: The reason for not using real chocolate is that the cocoa powder carries so much flavor and this buttercream already has the perfect texture so there really is no need for real chocolate.
For this recipe, you can use milk but cream works too. Even though this is chocolate buttercream the vanilla really deepens the chocolate flavor.