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Joys Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The Best Chocolate Buttercream Icing

adapted from Delilah Bakery

Joys choc icing

1 1/2 cup (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup cocoa powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

4 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/4 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

2/3 cup Ovaltine

Cream together butter, cocoa powder and salt. Butter mixture will be very thick.

Turn off the mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add powdered sugar.

Turn mixer on low and mix in powdered sugar while adding milk and vanilla extract.

As the sugar incorporates, raise the speed of the mixer to beat the frosting. Beat until smooth.

In a 2 cup measuring glass, stir together heavy cream and Ovaltine.

Turn mixer speed to medium and pour cream mixture into frosting in a slow, steady stream, until you’ve reached your desired consistency.  

You may not need the full amount of Ovaltine and cream. 

Top your cakes and cupcakes with this and sit back and listen to the appreciation! Yummy!


Check out her recipe for the cupcakes! Sooo delicious!