Many of you have asked for a Chocolate Buttercream Recipe….This is not MY recipe however it is one that I use and I love it……so I thought I would share it with all of you! I do not remember where I found this recipe but I will say it was online somewhere in the wonderful world of the internet…lol.
6 sticks of butter (I use salted) or 3 cups….. (whichever way you want to measure)
3 Tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup of cocoa powder (The special Dark Type), I have used the regular cocoa powder as well, either way is great!
1- 11.5 oz Bag of Ghirardelli Chocolate or a comparable chocolate, you can use milk choc. or whatever you would like
2 LB bag of Powdered Sugar…..2 lbs is equal to 8 cups
Mix the butter (softened), milk,. vanilla, and cocoa powder in the mixer until thoroughly mixed.
Melt the Chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted
Once the chocolate is melted you then add it to the other ingredients that are in the mixer
Then finally add the powdered sugar a little at a time to the mixer making sure that you allow it to mix thoroughly
If your icing is too thick add another teaspoon of milk.
If you want your icing to be very dark brown you can add 3 drops of black food coloring as well as a teaspoon of brown and make sure to mix thoroughly.