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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.  
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


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


  • Cream butter for about 2 minutes or until nice and fluffy.
  • Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla. Beat to spreading consistency, adding more milk if needed.


* 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.