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Yvettes Chocolate Buttercream Icing

By Yvette Moore
Yvettes Chocolate Buttercream Icing
1 serving
  • 36 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time
  • Serves

    150g butter
    2 cups of Chelsea Icing Sugar
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1 Tbsp milk or more if needed


    Cream the butter until pale and fluffy.
    Beat in icing sugar, one cup at a time.
    Add the cocoa then add the milk gradually and beat until smooth and creamy.
    Spread on cakes or cupcakes.

    Covers 1 cake or 12 cupcakes.

    This recipe has not been tested by Chelsea Sugar.

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Average Rating
(36 reviews)

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First time making this tonight. Very yummy! :)

I made this icing with a friend on the weekend just for fun and it tasted so good!!! Would definitely recommend! ;)

That icing was so delicious!

It worked very well and tasted delicious!

beautiful but a bit sweet

Amazing for all things definitely cakes


This recipe was delicious and creamy.

Absolutely wonderful

Delicious and creamy, melts in your mouth and very easy to make.

This is the perfect chocolate butter cream recipe! I used less sugar but it was still perfect! Thanks so much Yvette! Even without the milk it was so creamy and amazing! I would highly recommend this buttercream recipe to anyone! I am going to pair this with the Chelsea sugar chocolate mud cake with ganache recipe! Thanks

So easy to whip up. Thank you absolutely delicious

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This came out beautifully,first time I piped the icing and it is not as easy as it looks on cooking shows but the taste was worth it... it really was the icing on the cake. Thank you

Recipe is nice and simple.

It’s not yummy

Thank you this worked really well. I ended up doubling the cocoa and adding more milk to make up for this and it worked really well too. Just a bit darker for it. Yum!

I tried making it and I love it.

Been trying so many recipes lately and have figured I'm a sh!t baker, but this cake turned out LOVELY and has renewed my baking confidence! Thanks a heap :)

This icing is easy and delicious!

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Amazing recipe. it turned out exactly the ganache.Love it definitely recommend.


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It is great

This icing is easy and delicious!

I love this recipe, it's my go to whenever I make chocolate cupcakes for the kids.


It was amazing, thank you.

So easy to make and turned out perfect! Will be keeping this recipe for sure

Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Icing! Was an absolute hit with adults and kids alike when I used this to top chocolate cupcakes for a party. Will be using this again :).

It's so yummy. My kids loved it!!! Worked absolutely great thank you.

This is perfect. It's light and fluffy, definitely using this again!!

Its amazing came out perfect and tasted great... take my advice!!!

Great recipe! Easy to follow, and *just* more than enough buttercream to ice a banana cake (I.e the perfect amount - no-one wants a patchy cake!). Thanks for sharing.

This recipe is all wrong. There is way too much icing sugar to butter, and it comes out grainy and floury. I had to add another 200g butter to save it. After this I saw the note that this recipe has not been tested by Chelsea. Shame on you for putting your name to it; people trust the name of your brand, you have lost a customer.
CHELSEA: Hi there, this chocolate buttercream icing has a very similar ratio of ingredients to other chocolate buttercream recipes found online. It is important to beat the butter until pale and fluffy before adding the rest of the ingredients, and adding as much milk as required at the end to give a nice creamy consistency.
Our recipe club members are always welcome to submit and share recipes on our site. As I'm sure you can understand, we are not able to test every single recipe. However, the author of the recipe is always credited and we make sure to include a note that we have not yet tested the recipe.

It was perfect.

It is easy to mix

it was fine

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