Simple Chocolate Buttercream

Cake isn’t really cake without frosting. I like this dairy free chocolate buttercream recipe because it is so simple and straight forward that it is impossible to mess up. It is also ready in under fifteen minutes, which is a huge help when I am in a time crunch. It doesn’t hurt at all, that on top of being easy to make, it is really delicious.

This frosting does double duty as a frosting and filling. I always use this chocolate buttercream with our devil’s food cake. For the Christmas season, I fill our beautiful Yule Log with this dairy free chocolate buttercream.

You can make this frosting ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. On the day that it is needed, remove it from the refrigerator and allow it fifteen minutes to come to room temperature. Beat the frosting on high for three to five minutes until the frosting is creamy. Fill or frost your cake as needed.

Whatever cake, cupcakes or cookies that you decide to frost and fill with this frosting, you will not be disappointed. Everyone will love it.

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Simple Chocolate Buttercream
chocolate buttercream
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
8-9" layer cake
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
8-9" layer cake
Ingredients
chocolate buttercream
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Rating: 0
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Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter substitute until light and fluffy.
  2. Slowly sift cocoa powder into the butter mixing on low until incorporated.
  3. Add vanilla extract to the mixer bowl, mixing until incorporated.
  4. Slowly add one cup of sifted powdered sugar at a time, mixing on low until incorporated and then on medium-high for one minute.
  5. Continue to add cups of sifted powdered sugar until the frosting is the desired consistency. If the frosting becomes too thick, add 1 tablespoon of hot coffee at a time, to thin it out.
  6. When powdered sugar is completely added, whip frosting on high until fluffy.
Recipe Notes

This Simple Chocolate Buttercream recipe is dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian.

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