5 Minute Perfectly Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This easy chocolate buttercream frosting recipe is the best! It takes just 5 minutes to make and is the perfect amount of rich chocolate flavor.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder*
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Cream butter for about 2 minutes or until nice and fluffy.

  2. Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla. Beat to spreading consistency, adding more milk if needed.

Recipe Notes

* You can up the amount of cocoa to 2/3 c. if you like a really dark chocolate taste. If you do this, you may also need to add more milk depending on the consistency you need your frosting to be.