Chocolate buttercream in our easy chocolate cake

Chocolate buttercream

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

10-12 cupcakes, or 1 x 20cm cake

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal326
  • fat18g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre2g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 100g milk chocolate
    Chocolate

    Chocolate

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    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

  • 200g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 400g icing sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

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.

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