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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The ladies at sugar Sweet sunshine bakery in NYC graciously gave us this recipe. You can use it on cakes, cupcakes or even brownies!


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla


Melt chocolate in microwave, checking after each 30 second interval to make sure you do not burn the chocolate.  Stir and let cool.

Using the paddle attachment on a Mixmaster or using a hand beater, beat the butter and chocolate together until smooth.  Add 2 cups of the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk.  Cream these ingredients until well blended.  Add the rest of the sugar and the milk and combine.  Add the vanilla and mix in.

frosting should look like this when ready

Your frosting is ready to be used!

Note!  If it is too thick, add a little more milk.  If too thin, add a little more sugar.

Now, they wouldn’t give me the recipe for their cupcakes:

but I got to help frost them! Stay tuned for the video to see how I did!

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