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Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 8
  • 10 min
  • 10 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
adapted fromAdd a Pinch Blog

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coffee grounds, finely ground

Directions

Prep: 1. Bring butter and milk to room temperature. Make: 1. Using an electric mixer, cream butter. Sift in cocoa powder and mix on medium until well-combined. 2. Add powdered sugar and milk to cocoa mixture by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added. 3. Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well.

Notes

If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. If it appears to wet and does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.

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