Tempt My Tummy…. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

by Lisa on February 11, 2013

Oh chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!  Who doesn’t love it?  And it will be Valentine’s Day on Thursday! How about making the best moist, delicious, decadent chocolate cake with  the most awesome chocolate buttercream frosting?  In the past I have shared two different variations of this chocolate cake – HERE and HERE.   I recently found a new buttercream frosting recipe to bring this cake to a whole new level.  Y’all, I am going to be honest.  I usually take the easy route and buy frosting at the store.  But I found myself, on a Saturday night, in need of frosting.  Luckily I had the ingredients, which most of you already have in your pantry.  I am so glad I made the effort.  The frosting was SO easy and SO GOOD!  It was wonderful!   This frosting is perfect for cake, cookies, cupcakes, and brownies.  Your special someone will truly love this cake for that special romantic dinner.  :-)

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe- blessedwithgrace.net

Chocolate- Chocolate Chip Cake

1 box German Chocolate Cake mix or Fudge Chocolate Cake Mix
1 small box instant chocolate fudge pudding
4 eggs
¾ c. oil
¾ c. water
½ c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1 (6oz) pkg. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine box cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, water, and sugar. Blend well with a mixer. Fold in sour cream and chocolate chips. Bake in greased 13×9 pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Allow to completely cool before frosting the cake.  See the wonderful frosting recipe below.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - blessedwithgrace.net

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp almond extract
  • 4 Tbsp milk or heavy cream

Cream butter for a few minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed.  Turn off mixer.  Sift 3 1/2 cups powder sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl.  Turn your mixer on lowest speed, until the sugar and cocoa are absorbed by the butter.  Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes.  If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add a little more sugar.  If your frosting needs to be thinned, out, add additional milk 1 Tbsp at a time.

 


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Miz Helen February 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Hi Lisa,
Chocolate for Valentines Day, sounds good. Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.
Miz Helen

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

As always, thanks Miz Helen for stopping by. :-)

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Jerri February 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Oh! That looks yummy! Thanks for hosting!

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Lisa February 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I’m sharing a chocolate recipe today, too! Thanks for hosting. :-)

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April @ Angel's Homestead February 12, 2013 at 1:06 am

Thanks for hosting Lisa. I shared my Praline French Toast today. Have a great week!

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

April – YUM! Thanks for joining us today.

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Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile February 12, 2013 at 2:38 am

Thank you for hosting, have a wonderful week.
I am also having a link party and would love for you to come over at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
xoxo
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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April @ The 21st Century Housewife February 12, 2013 at 3:30 am

What a lovely cake, and your chocolate buttercream frosting sounds amazing! I like the idea of using almond extract in it :) This week I’ve shared a quick and easy version of the classic French dish, Coq au Vin. Thank you for hosting!

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

April, I am looking forward to trying your dish! :-)

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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes February 12, 2013 at 5:12 am

Thanks for the party!

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bj February 12, 2013 at 5:53 am

yummm….thanks for the recipe…and thanks for hosting.

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Pam February 12, 2013 at 7:27 am

Lisa,
Thank you for the hosting today. I have seen many yummy recipes. Your cake looks amazing. It looks really moist….which is my favorite!
Pam

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

Pam, it is such a moist cake!! That is why I love it so! Thanks for joining us today. :-)

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kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing February 12, 2013 at 7:30 am

Thanks for hosting! I linked up our Kids in the Kitchen post from our weekly linky- God bless!

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Hollie February 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

Your cake and frosting look heavenly… thanks for hosting!

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Melanie February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

I should not look upon cake this early in the morning, but now might have to make and inhale one! Thanks for the party!

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Erika Monroe-Williams February 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

Thanks for another great party, Lisa! Wow. That cake looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it! :) – Erika

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Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com February 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thank you for hosting, Lisa!

I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-8-link-part/

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Heather February 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Thanks for hosting the hop! I’m also cohosting one if you want to stop by!
http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com/2013/02/calling-all-foodies-come-join-hop.html

~Heather

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Jessica @ Weekly Ad Meals February 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I just discovered your blog and I’m already a fan. I especially love the name – blessed with grace. I agree! Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I’ve pinned it!

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Lisa February 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Jessica, welcome! So glad you came by today. AND Thanks for the pin! :-)

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