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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 Buttercream 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 buttercream lighter and creamier.

Light & Fluffy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting with the heavy cream.

HOW TO MAKE Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Diane @Recipesforourdaily bread
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, Softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners sugar (1 pound package)
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Cream butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy add vanilla.
  2. Sift powder sugar and cocoa.
  3. Gradually add sugar mixture, one cup at a time, alternating heavy cream and beating well on medium speed.
  4. Add the vanilla, and butter flavoring.
  5. 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

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