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


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


  • 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.