Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcake & Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

One of the most challenging things about trying a new recipe is departing from the norm of recipes you already know.  When my roommate decided to bake cupcakes for her coworker’s birthday, she asked if I had a go to Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.  It didn’t occur to me that I hadn’t found that perfect chocolate topping until that moment.  I went straight to Pinterest and discovered perhaps the easiest and weirdest frosting recipe I’ve ever seen.  This recipe from Cookies & Cups only involves TWO ingredients- I told you it was easy!  And it probably only takes ten minutes to make {minus the time it takes to set}.  So start making the frosting before your cupcakes or cake and you’ll be good to go!  Since we were making a small batch of mini cupcakes, I halved the recipe and it was plenty for our 30 mini cupcakes.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 sticks of unsalted butter

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

{This is what the chocolate mixture will look like after being chilled- don’t be freaked out!}

In medium saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over medium low heat, whisking frequently. When completely melted, cool completely and chill until solid.

Remove from fridge and allow to come up to room temperature. Put the chocolate mixture in a mixing bowl and beat on medium for 2 minutes until light in color and fluffy.

Frost baked goods and chill until ready to be served!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


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