Romanian Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe | Ingredients: butter, confectioner's sugar, chocolate

Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Romanian Chocolate Buttercream Icing Recipe | Ingredients: butter, confectioner's sugar, chocolate
Region / culture: Romania | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 12


Chocolate Buttercream Icing
Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Chocolate buttercream icing is a rich and decadent frosting that is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. It adds a delicious chocolate flavor and a creamy texture that is sure to please any sweet tooth.


The exact origins of chocolate buttercream icing are unclear, but it is believed to have originated in Europe in the 19th century. It has since become a popular frosting choice for many different types of desserts.


How to prepare

  1. Cream the butter with the sugar.
  2. Melt the chocolate with 2 tbsp of water and then add it to the butter-sugar mixture.


  • Add a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
  • Use dark chocolate for a richer, more intense chocolate flavor.
  • Add a pinch of salt to enhance the chocolate flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure the butter is at room temperature before creaming it with the sugar to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- Be careful not to overmix the icing, as this can cause it to become too thin.

- If the icing is too thick, you can add a little bit of milk or cream to thin it out to your desired consistency.

Serving Suggestions

Chocolate buttercream icing is perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. It pairs well with chocolate, vanilla, and other flavors.

Cooking Techniques

Creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy is key to achieving a smooth and creamy chocolate buttercream icing.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use margarine or shortening instead of butter for a dairy-free option.

- Use cocoa powder instead of chocolate for a lighter chocolate flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Chocolate buttercream icing can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Allow it to come to room temperature before using.

Presentation Ideas

Pipe the chocolate buttercream icing onto cupcakes or use a spatula to frost cakes for a beautiful and professional-looking finish.

Pairing Recommendations

Chocolate buttercream icing pairs well with chocolate cake, vanilla cake, and red velvet cake. It also goes well with coffee or hot chocolate.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover chocolate buttercream icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Allow it to come to room temperature before using. Do not freeze.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

One serving of chocolate buttercream icing contains approximately 200 calories, depending on the portion size.


The carbohydrates in chocolate buttercream icing come primarily from the confectioner's sugar, which provides sweetness and structure to the frosting.


The fats in chocolate buttercream icing come from the butter and chocolate. Butter provides richness and flavor, while chocolate adds a deep, chocolatey taste.


There is minimal protein in chocolate buttercream icing, as the main ingredients are butter, sugar, and chocolate.

Vitamins and minerals

Chocolate buttercream icing does not provide significant amounts of vitamins or minerals, as it is primarily a sweet and indulgent frosting.


Chocolate buttercream icing contains dairy (butter) and may contain soy (in the chocolate), so it is not suitable for those with dairy or soy allergies.


Chocolate buttercream icing is a high-calorie, indulgent frosting that is best enjoyed in moderation as a special treat.


Chocolate buttercream icing is a delicious and indulgent frosting that is perfect for a variety of desserts. With a rich chocolate flavor and a creamy texture, it is sure to be a hit with chocolate lovers everywhere.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was captivated by its flavors. It was a warm summer day, and I had decided to take a stroll through the bustling farmer's market in town. As I meandered through the rows of fresh produce and homemade goods, a sweet aroma caught my attention. I followed my nose to a small booth tucked away in the corner, where a kind elderly woman was selling baked goods.

I struck up a conversation with the woman, whose name was Mrs. Jenkins, and she told me that she had been baking for as long as she could remember. She shared with me that her most prized recipe was her Chocolate Buttercream Icing, a rich and decadent topping that she used on all of her cakes and cupcakes.

Intrigued, I asked Mrs. Jenkins if she would be willing to share her recipe with me. She smiled warmly and nodded, pulling out a tattered recipe card from her apron pocket. As she read off the ingredients and instructions, I could tell that this recipe was something special. Mrs. Jenkins explained that she had learned how to make the icing from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations.

I thanked Mrs. Jenkins profusely and hurried home to try out the recipe for myself. As I gathered the necessary ingredients and followed the instructions carefully, I could feel the love and history that was woven into the recipe. The end result was a velvety smooth icing that was the perfect balance of sweetness and richness.

From that day on, Chocolate Buttercream Icing became a staple in my baking repertoire. I would make it for family gatherings, birthdays, and special occasions. Each time I whipped up a batch, I would think of Mrs. Jenkins and her generosity in sharing her treasured recipe with me.

Over the years, I continued to experiment with the Chocolate Buttercream Icing recipe, adding my own twist here and there. Sometimes I would swap out the regular cocoa powder for dark chocolate, or add a splash of espresso for an extra kick of flavor. Each variation brought its own unique touch to the icing, but the core recipe remained the same.

As my reputation as a baker grew, friends and neighbors would often ask me for the recipe for my famous Chocolate Buttercream Icing. I would smile and share the story of how I had learned it from Mrs. Jenkins at the farmer's market all those years ago. It became a beloved tradition to bake with this icing, passing down the recipe to the next generation of bakers in my family.

I still remember the first time I made the Chocolate Buttercream Icing for my grandchildren. Their eyes lit up with delight as they tasted the rich, chocolatey goodness. They begged me to teach them how to make it, and so we spent many afternoons in the kitchen, mixing and whisking and laughing together.

Now, as I sit here reminiscing about all the memories that this recipe has brought me, I am filled with gratitude for the simple joy of baking and sharing something delicious with those I love. The Chocolate Buttercream Icing will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the connection between food, family, and tradition.

So if you ever find yourself craving a sweet treat, I urge you to whip up a batch of Chocolate Buttercream Icing and share it with those you hold dear. Who knows, maybe one day you'll pass down the recipe to your own grandchildren, just like Mrs. Jenkins did for me.


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