Milk chocolate frosting - recipe - Best Milk Recipes

Milk chocolate frosting - recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate ButtercreamI know that saying anything is the best is a bold statement, but I stand completely behind this one. There’s nothing I love more than buttery, satiny smooth and sublime frosting. And few things are worse than an absolutely subpar frosting. This chocolate buttercream certainly ranks among the sublime. The combination of butter that is substantionally whipped, just enough powdered sugar, and a moderate amount of chocolate makes this positively dreamy. It makes me want to lick the frosting off of the cupcakes and pass on the cupcakes themselves. It’s really that good.

You can easily play around with this basic recipe to make a milk chocolate frosting, straight up dark chocolate frosting, white chocolate too. I just love everything about the texture and flavor ratios of this frosting. The key is giving the butter a good whipping before adding any other ingredients – it creates a fabulously soft and melt-in-your-mouth frosting.

What’s your favorite cupcake/frosting combination?

Chocolate Buttercream

Yield: Enough to frost 12 cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2½ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled


1. Using the wire whisk attachment of your stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, stopping to scrape the bowl once or twice.

2. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated, increase the speed to medium-high and add the vanilla, mixing until incorporated. Add the melted chocolate and whip at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping the bowl as needed to incorporate all of the chocolate.

Duncan Hines Duncan Hines Home Style Milk Chocolate Premium Frosting 16 oz (Pack of 8)
Grocery (Duncan Hines)
  • Decadent and delicious to satisfy your chocolate craving
  • The perfect complement to your favorite cakes and brownies
  • One can contains enough frosting to decorate an entire layer cake
  • Spreads easily, so decorating is a cinch
  • Kosher certified
Hershey's Hershey's Milk Chocolate Snack Size Bars, 10.35-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)
Grocery (Hershey's)
  • Perfect for snacking
  • Creamy milk chocolate
  • Delicious on their own or in desserts
  • A kosher candy
  • Includes 6 Hershey s Milk Chocolate Snack Size Bars (10.35-Ounce bags)

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