Best Ever Rich Chocolate Buttercream

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by SaddleUp87

This is by far the most chocolately, rich, and simple buttercream frosting I have ever tasted in my life! Don't worry about the espresso for those non-coffee people out there, you can't even tell it's the secret ingredient!

Top Review by ljh237

This is the *BEST* chocolate buttercream I've ever tasted and I'm picky! The addition of espresso greatly enhances the taste without overpowering it. This will be my go-to recipe when I need a chocolate frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. melt chocolate chips at 20 second intervals in your microwave, stirring each time until JUST melted.
  2. cream together butter and melted chocolate until smooth.
  3. add in the espresso and vanilla
  4. gradually beat in the confectioner's sugar and continue beating until frosting is smooth and has lightened in color.
  5. enjoy on your favorite cake, cupcakes, or whatever you choose. If you love chocolate, you will not be dissapointed!

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