Low Fat Chocolate Buttercream

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by dukeswalker

My love for frosting (and cakes) and my current quest to get fit just weren't getting along! I developed this frosting so that I could still have a treat - and not feel (too) guilty! :)

Top Review by Torricus

I could eat this as a dessert all by itself! Went wonderfully on Mom's Chocolate Cupcakes, made for a very decadent, not super sweet dessert. I found the icing a little runny, but it firmed up to my liking after adding another half cup of icing sugar and letting it firm up in the fridge for half an hour. Definitely a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine coffee granuals with the milk, swish/stir to dissolve, set aside. (coffee optional).
  2. Cream butter and cream cheese at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and salt, beat well.
  4. Gradually add cocoa powder, sugar and milk, beating at low speed. Increase to high and beat until well blended and easy to spread. You may need to add a bit more milk if the consistency is too think.

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