Chocolate buttercream

Chocolate buttercream is a type of frosting made with butter, sugar, and chocolate. It is used to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

The origin of chocolate buttercream is unknown, but it is thought to have originated in the United States. Recipes for chocolate buttercream appeared in cookbooks in the early 1900s.

The first chocolate buttercream recipe was published in the Boston Cooking School Cookbook in 1896. The recipe called for melted chocolate, butter, sugar, and cream.


Making a delicious chocolate buttercream is simple and easy. Start with a basic buttercream recipe and add quality cocoa powder to get the desired chocolate flavor. Make sure to mix the cocoa powder in slowly and completely, as any lumps could affect the taste and texture. If the buttercream is too sweet, try adding a dash of salt to balance out the flavors. To make the buttercream extra creamy, try out adding a little bit of heavy cream or melted dark chocolate. Don't forget to store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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Ingredient Breakdown

vanilla extract
egg white
white chocolate
heavy cream
powdered sugar
bittersweet chocolate
dutch cocoa powder
dark chocolate
candy thermometer
egg yolk