Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

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Chocolate Buttercream Recipe


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 12oz chocolate chips (one bag)
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Step 1
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the stick of butter.
Step 2
Stir in the bag of chocolate chips until thoroughly coated in the melted butter. Heat another 30 seconds in the microwave, then remove the bowl and stir again.
Step 3
You want the chips to completely melt into the butter and become luscious, shiny, and smooth. It may be necessary to heat everything another 30 seconds to get the desired results.
Step 4
Scrap the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl of your mixer and allow to cool for a few minutes (2-3) before adding in the sour cream. Mix on medium speed with the paddle attachment for around 2 minutes, or until the sour cream is thoroughly incorporated into the chocolate.
Step 5
Mix in about half of the sugar on the lowest speed until just combined. Add the rest of the sugar and mix in on low again until just mixed.
Step 6
Scrape down the paddle and sides of the bowl and pour in the vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and allow to mix, fluff, and expand for three minutes.
Step 7
You're left with a rich and delicious chocolate frosting that works for everything!
Step 8
Obviously we were having a Halloween cupcake party.
Step 9
As you can see, we piped the chocolate buttercream onto chocolate cupcakes and vanilla Halloween funfetti cupcakes...
Step 10
and topped them with fun decorations.
Step 11
Don't just save this chocolate buttercream recipe for Halloween... once you taste it you'll want it all the time!