Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, Mike surprised me with my favorite cake in the entire world - my Aunt Zena's chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.  My great aunt Zena used to make this cake for every birthday, and after she and my nona passed away, the "recipe" went to my mom.  By "recipe," I mean "some of this," "more of this," and "a palmful of this."  Luckily, my mom has perfected it and it's my absolute favorite.  She's been kind enough to share it with Mike!  Typically, it's been made with regular Hershey's cocoa powder, but Mike's started making it with Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder, and it's absolutely amazing!  Here's the recipe for the chocolate cake, and today I'm so excited to share this super easy buttercream recipe:
Ingredients:
1 stick butter
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Melt the butter.
2. Stir in cocoa powder.
3. Alternately beat in powdered sugar and milk.
4. Finish with vanilla extract.
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21 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I'm literally wanting this for breakfast - chocolate YUM!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Pink and Green Mom said...

This cake was sooo yummy. Mike needs to make another one soon!

Jillian Manesh said...

YUMMMM i agree with biana! i want to eat this NOW. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Holy delciousness! Can I have this for breakfast?! <3

Green Fashionista

Jen said...

Oh this looks so good!!!!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

This looks and sounds so yummy!!!

Nancy @ Sincerely and Sarcastically said...

This sounds like the one my mom always made! Now I'm craving cake..

Emily said...

Looks delicious! I've never made frosting from scratch...yumm

Mascara + Medicine said...

looks like heaven!!! delishhhhh

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

YAY you shared it! This was so good.. and I'm super impressed that Mike made it!

Ellen Ross | Ask Away said...

OH. My. God. AHHHHHH That looks amazing i will HAVE to try that!
XO Ellen from Ask Away
www.askawayblog.com

Elle Sees said...

it's almost my bday and this looks GLORIOUS!!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Omgosh that looks amazing! Happy belated birthday!! My birthday is at the end of this month!!!! Hmmmmmm!!!

birdie to be said...

Yum! I don't like chocolate cake and this looks amazing!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

OMG. Do you have the cake recipe too?!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Holy moly woman, this looks AMAZING!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That looks amazing. Buttercream is my favorite. I love how it looks with the dark powder.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That looks delish, buttercream is by far the best frosting!

Alexandra Stacey said...

This looks so good! Buttercream frosting is the best, and I think chocolate buttercream would be even better!!

christina @ the new mrs said...

YUM! Cake is the way to my heart (especially with buttercream frosting) and this one looks delicious!

fishbowlfortune said...

Thank you for sharing your family recipe :) It looks scrumptious.

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