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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

For Die hard chocolatists, here's a rich, dark frosting.

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  • 2 cups ServingsServings


  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


In a medium sized bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the confectioner's sugar, cocoa, and butter, stating on low and increasing the speed to medium until the frosting is crumbly.  Add the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt, and beat on high until smooth.