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  • Writer's pictureMadison Koutrouba

Fluffy Chocolate Buttercream

As a kid I remember obsessing over my Grammie baking vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. This has been my favorite combo ever since. Vanilla cake and chocolate buttercream. This recipe is an ode to all of my fellow chocolate buttercream lovers. Simple, delicious, fluffy and easy to make :)


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)

  • 3 1/4 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)

  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)

  • 2 1/2- 3 Tbsp. heavy cream (or milk)

  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until light in color and creamy.

  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to get all of the butter at the bottom of the bowl. Sift in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

  3. Turn the mixer on low speed and add the heavy cream as it mixes. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.

  4. Add in the vanilla extract and pinch of salt.

  5. Continue to mix increasing the speed to medium until there are no lumps and the buttercream has a nice, smooth consistency.

  6. VOILA!


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