The ultimate Chocolate Frosting recipe. This velvety buttercream is great for all of your cakes, cupcakes and maybe even better licked from a spoon!
2 cups of frosting
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso
1/2 cup milk (add more if needed)
1/4 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the sugar, combine well. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and espresso, beat again. Slowly add the milk in a few additions and continue to beat until frosting is light and fluffy. Add more or less milk according to your preference and how thick you want the buttercream.
Tip: Buttercream to thin? Add more powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. Is it too thick? Add more milk one tablespoon at a time.