Chocolate Buttercream

Creamy and even more delicious than classic buttercream, this recipe is packed with chocolate and easily adaptable.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup butter, cut in ¼" cubes
  • 1¾ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream, chilled

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar, using an electric mixer on a medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the cooled melted chocolate. Add the cream, continuing to beat for 15 minutes.

Recipe Information

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup butter, cut in ¼" cubes
  • 1¾ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream, chilled

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar, using an electric mixer on a medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the cooled melted chocolate. Add the cream, continuing to beat for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium10mg
Total Carbohydrate21g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars20g
Protein1g