Dark Chocolate Buttercream
This is my favorite dark chocolate buttercream recipe. It’s incredibly rich, creamy, silky, smooth, and easy to work with for decorating cakes and cupcakes!
½ cup cold butter
½ tsp espresso powder
½ cup dark cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups powdered sugar
12 tbs heavy whipping cream
In a mixer whip the butter until it is fluffy.
Add in the espresso powder, dark cocoa powder, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Add in powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream. Alternating between the two. I like to add in 1 cup of powder sugar followed by 2 tbs of heavy whipping cream, let it combine and then add the next round of powdered sugar and cream.
Once everything is added, mix on high for 20-30 seconds.