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Now on to the recipe:
While I have some pretty terrific chocolate frosting recipes on my site (see links below), I was missing the most essential chocolate frosting recipe of all – A Perfect Chocolate Buttercream!!! It’s smooth, thick, creamy, rich, has a good balance of chocolate, and is super easy! While it compliments so many cakes and cupcakes, I really love it with my Vanilla Paleo Cupcakes or my Paleo Classic Chocolate Cake. Or just with a spoon, that’s good too 🙂
If you’re looking for more frosting recipes, here are some others that I like:
And here’s the recipe for my Perfect Chocolate Buttercream, I can’t wait to hear how much you love it too:
- ½ C Non-Hydrogentated Shortening
- ½ C Earth Balance Butter or Ghee
- ½ C Honey
- ⅓ C Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Refined Coconut Oil, solidified (optional but adds some thickness & substance)
- 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
- Liquid Vanilla Stevia, to taste (optional, I don't usually add this but you can if you want it super sweet!)
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl on low for about 30 seconds or until it starts to come together.
- Turn the mixer up to medium high and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Frost as desired.