This post may include affiliate links. Please see my disclosure.

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Have you ever whipped your Chocolate Buttercream Frosting?  Try replacing the milk with heavy cream for a much lighter texture.

I make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting a lot to top cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and even brownies.

It is easy to make, extremely delicious, and the best part of the cake.  Chocolate frosting is a must on birthday cakes.  It makes them that more special.  This time I decided to replace the milk with heavy cream to make it lighter and fluffier.  It had the same great taste, but it truly was lighter.  It was also a little lighter in color.  I will be adding heavy cream from now on to make my chocolate frosting lighter and creamier.

HOW TO MAKE Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes //

Print Recipe Add to Collection
0 from 0 votes

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane @Recipesforourdaily bread


  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar 1 pound package
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Cream butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy add vanilla.
  • Sift powder sugar and cocoa.
  • Gradually add sugar mixture, one cup at a time, alternating heavy cream and beating well on medium speed.
  • Add the salt.
  • Add the vanilla, and butter flavoring.
  • Continue beating at high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Delicious Chocolate Buttercream Frosting without the heavy cream.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting without heavy cream
HOW TO MAKE Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Did you sign up for our newsletter? Download 50 Southern Side Dishes Plus Salads and Sandwiches

Ecookbook sign up

Join 5000 email followers and download these recipes FREE.

Powered by ConvertKit

7 thoughts on “Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting”

    • Jenny,

      I use this chocolate frosting on everything from brownies, to cupcakes, cookies, in between cookies, and cakes. It is really delicious.

      I hope you are having a wonderful week.
      Diane Roark

  1. Diane, I MUST use this recipe soon! I have not mastered creamy, light frosting and now I know why. Thanks for your recipe and instructions. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  2. Your frosting looks so rich and creamy. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather. Fall is on its way!

  3. Crazy that just whipping the frosting would make it that much lighter, but totally take your word for it and will have to try to do this the next time I make frosting here now, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend 😉


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.