Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This chocolate buttercream frosting is an easy chocolate frosting recipe to make. It can be used as chocolate frosting for either a chocolate or white cake.

Here is my recipe showing how to make this chocolate frosting.


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee mixed with 2 tbsp. water


  • In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients well.
  • Beat until nice and light.
  • Spread smoothly around sides of cake first, then spread the rest on top of cake in swirls.

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