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Making a chocolate cake, or need a frosting for cupcakes? Our easy chocolate buttercream perfectly complements a cocoa sponge for a party or afternoon tea

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 5 mins
  • 10-12 cupcakes, or 1 x 20cm cake
  • Easy
  • 10-12 cupcakes, or 1 x 20cm cake
  • Easy
  • Calories 326
  • Carbohydrates 39
  • Saturated Fat 11
  • Sugar 38
  • Protein 1
  • Fat 18
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.3

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 326
  • Carbohydrates 39
  • Saturated Fat 11
  • Sugar 38
  • Protein 1
  • Fat 18
  • Fibre 2
  • Salt 0.3

Ingredients

  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 200g butter, softened
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

Method

  1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (make sure the bowl isn't touching the water). Stir until melted. Alternatively, melt in the microwave, stirring every 30 secs. Leave the melted chocolate to cool for 5 mins. 

  2. Mash the butter and icing sugar together with a fork first, then switch to a wooden spoon or electric beaters if you have them. Sift in the cocoa and pour in the melted chocolate, a pinch of salt and the milk, then mix again until smooth. Use to top cupcakes or cover and fill a chocolate sponge cake.