Yes, you should always make chocolate buttercream frosting and you should always use actual chocolate. You won’t get that silky texture and yummy flavor without the real stuff. This frosting is great for chocolate lovers on a chocolate cake or you can use it on top of a classic white cake for a blend of flavors. From birthday celebrations to all things holiday, this frosting will come in handy year-round.

Southern Living


Southern Living

Recipe Summary

3 3/4 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chocolate in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts, stirring often. Remove from heat.

  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add chocolate, powdered sugar, and remaining ingredients; beat until spreading consistency.