Jul 31, 2011

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

A simple yet wonderful icing that go on with lots of your cakes and cupcakes...This is a basic icing so I am giving it as a separate post..I recommend you to add honey in this frosting because that gives you the glossy effect,you could also add cornsyrup in this..You could make this icing and set this in fridge,but take it out of the fridge a couple hours ago before you frost any cakes...Hope you all learnt a good icing recipe now,so wait for my cakes and cupcake recipe that calls for this...


Unsalted Butter- 1 cup softened
Confectioners Sugar / Icing Sugar - 4 cup sifted
Vanilla Essence -2 tsp
Cocoa - ¾ cup
Milk - 3 to 4 tblspn
Honey-2 tblspn(optional-but I recommend adding this,it gives you the glossy effect)


In a mixing bowl add in butter and half of the sugar and beat with a electric beater till fluffy and creamy..

Add in vanilla and beat again..Now add in entire amount of cocoa and beat again till fluffy.

Pour in the milk little at a time and beat till creamy..Tip in the rest of the sugar and beat well..

If you need you could add in the honey and mix it with a wooden spoon.

Use this for any cake..


Ur ingrediants for icing

Cream your butter

add in half of the sugar

in with vanilla

now add in your cocoa powder

drizzle in your milk

throw in other half of the sugar

Cream well...

Use this for your cakes (Wait for the recipe)

and your cupcakes  (Wait for the recipe)


Mijú said... Best Blogger Tips

Yo me quedo con la dieta sana mediterranea aceite de oliva virgen.
Un saludito

lola said... Best Blogger Tips

queda muy brillante y con muy buen aspecto


Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Look delicious! gloria

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple yet yummy looking icing

Nithya said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my most favorite topping for cakes is this chocolate butter cream :) looks perfect.

são33 said... Best Blogger Tips


Cooking Creation said... Best Blogger Tips

YUM! This sounds so good!

Carolina said... Best Blogger Tips

It,s looks so yummy and so shining.

LA COCINERA DE BETULO said... Best Blogger Tips

Apetece comérselo a cucharadas.

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea to let people see how the icing is done.And stay with quantities folks.Even it looks simple it can be ruined quickly:)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking icing! can't wait for the recipe of the cake.

Hamaree Rasoi

alp said... Best Blogger Tips

jejej, hemos puesto fotos parecida la del bol de chocolate..un saludo desde Murcia, espero que te guste a tí la tarta de mi madre. La tuya, deliciosa....un abrazo.

LaMagicaZucca said... Best Blogger Tips

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My Sassy Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, your icing looks so good! :) I haven't tried making my own icing, but this looks easy enough!

Please check my post for this week: Gardenia Plant Tour and Interesting Snacks You Can Make

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you come bring me one of these now????


Emily of The Best of this Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe to have! Love chocolate icing, yummy!

FOODILICIOUS said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!!..the addition of honey is new to me..next time i'll surely add honey..thanx 4 the tip!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

its was very good but i gave them to my whole family and they all got sick

Kimmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we use homemade white butter for substitute of unsalted butter?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kimmiyes u can i think, but the milk should be adjusted, because white butter has more water content

Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we use Normal powdered sugar(just grinding the granulated sugar to powder form) rather than icing sugar?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@MadhuNo icing sugar is what gives you the creamy texture to the frosting.

Renuka Kadam said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi i have a lot of margarine...which i had bought unknowingly..for frosting..can i use the same.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Renuka Kadamyou can use margarine..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you pls tell me if we can use salted amul butter in place of unsalted butter in buttercream recipes....?! i know, the salty taste will come, but will it affect the texture in any way and will it do ? Thanks

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousi think u can use salted butter in frosting, since there is quite a bit of sugar going in the frosting, it wont affect the taste much..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

this recipes looks still to wet and it's not holding it shape....butter cream suppose to be much thicker... so wen u pipe it out it won't be everywhere ...i will be using this recipe for my cupcake, but ill will see wat consistency I've also want it

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousadd more sifted sugar

Chitra Shivaramakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

Which brand is ur electric beater?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chitra Shivaramakrishnani have two, i use nova and black and decker

abi abinaya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
Shall i use this for making cream biscuits...
Otherwise which cream can be used?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@abi abinayayes u can use this for cream biscuit as well