This is a simple "American" style chocolate buttercream that whips up beautifully! Cocoa powder and chocolate syrup give this frosting a better chocolate flavor!
Makes enough for 24 cupcakes or a 8 - 9" 2-Layer Cake.
3/4cup (1 1/2 sticks)unsalted buttersoftened (gives slightly when pressed)
1/16teaspoonsaltI use coarse kosher
Using hand or stand mixer (flex or flat beater), beat the butter until smooth and fluffy.
Add salt, vanilla, cocoa powder and chocolate syrup and mix until combined.
Gradually mix in 2 cups sugar on the lowest speed. Add 1 tablespoon milk, then continue mixing and adding sugar and milk 1 tablespoon at a time to reach the desired consistency. Mix on medium-high speed for about 30 seconds or until light and fluffy.
Makes enough for 24 cupcakes or a 8 - 9" 2-Layer Cake
Can be refrigerated or frozen in an airtight container. When ready to use, thaw and use mixer to beat until fluffy.
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Tina's Chocolate Buttercream Frosting https://www.epicuricloud.com/?p=7170 October 1, 2019