Easy Whipped Chocolate Frosting

This easy whipped chocolate frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Full of rich chocolate flavor and a fluffy texture. Perfect on cake, cookies or by the spoonful. 

This easy whipped chocolate frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Full of rich chocolate flavor and a fluffy texture. Perfect on cake, cookies or by the spoonful.

Saturday is my birthday and I’ll be the big 3-4. I remember when I turned 30 and I thought I would have an issue with the whole thing. I didn’t. In fact I cared very little and was more annoyed at the fact that the Super Bowl was on my birthday (rude!) and my husband wouldn’t let me watch Lifetime over the “big game.” I mean I tried to be a nice wife but come on – gross football over Lifetime? It’s my birthday I should have won. And I realize I sound like a whining brat and that’s ok. I get 1 birthday a year and on that day I want what I want. All can go back to normal after it’s over.

I don’t think that’s asking for too much.

Do you?

This easy whipped chocolate frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Full of rich chocolate flavor and a fluffy texture. Perfect on cake, cookies or by the spoonful.

This year I luck out and my birthday is the day before the Super Bowl. So on Friday night I’m going to dinner with Gina, her husband and my husband. It’s a seafood joint so I plan on eating my weight in raw bar and basically eating all the oysters in the state of New York. It’s going to be one hell of night.

However, I wanted to make myself a cake to go with all that seafood I’m about to ingest. This is just a simple yellow cake (that I would give you the recipe for but I can’t because it came from a box…stop judging me) topped with the most amazing frosting EVER. I’m not kidding. This hands down is my favorite frosting ever. It’s got a big bold chocolate flavor and is the type of frosting that chocolate lovers will LOVE! The best part is that it’s super simple to make because it’s frosting. All you need is a mixer. How simple is that?

Well. You need a mixer and all the ingredients. So maybe a little more complicated than just owning a mixer. But you had to have known you would have needed the ingredients so now I’m just rambling.

This easy whipped chocolate frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Full of rich chocolate flavor and a fluffy texture. Perfect on cake, cookies or by the spoonful.

Make sure to a delicious chocolate for this frosting. It’s all about the chocolate – am I right? My personal favorite is the Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate…soooooo good! Then all you have to do is slather it on a cake and call it a day. Hello birthday happiness!

{Love cake? Want a few more recipes? Try my black forest cake, maple cake with maple cream cheese frosting or my pink grapefruit yogurt cake.}

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Easy Whipped Chocolate Frosting

This easy whipped chocolate frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Full of rich chocolate flavor and a fluffy texture. Perfect on cake, cookies or by the spoonful.

Yield: About 3 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cold heavy whipping cream, more may be needed
  • 1/2 cup melted bittersweet chocolate, cooled but still liquid
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, more may be needed

Slightly adapted from Divas Can Cook.

Directions:

In a stand mixer add butter and heavy whipping cream. Beat for about 3 minutes until fluffy. At about the 1.5 minute mark scrape down the sides.

Stir in melted chocolate, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder and kosher salt. Mix on low speed just to incorporate.

Add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, incorporating each cup slowly. (You're doing this so that there is not a giant powdered sugar explosion when you go to speed up the mixer.)

Slowly turn on the mixer and whip for about 5 minutes or until the frosting is light and fluffy.

If the frosting is too thick add more heavy cream until desired consistency is met, if it's too thin add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is met.

This easy whipped chocolate frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Full of rich chocolate flavor and a fluffy texture. Perfect on cake, cookies or by the spoonful.

25 Responses to “Easy Whipped Chocolate Frosting”

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    Peggy Gilbey McMackin — February 4, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Looks delicious! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday- Big 3-4! Enjoy the oysters.

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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — February 4, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Score for you–birthday celebration all weekend long!

    Love how you decorated your cake–and the frosting sounds divine! Happy birthday… a little early!

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — February 4, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Happy early Birthday! And I would definitely have a hissy if I didn’t get to watch what I want on my birthday and was subjected to gross football. You definitely should have won that battle. This frosting looks so good….it could make a shoe taste amazing, I’m sure. Have a great birthday dinner and I’m so jealous you’re going to eat all the oysters. 🙂

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — February 4, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Now that sounds like the birthday dinner to end all birthday dinners! I hope your day is amazing and that you get to watch an awesome Lifetime movie (they’re new on Saturdays right now, so bonus!). This cake looks incredible. Happy Birthday! 🙂

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — February 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    The big 3-4, bwahahaha!!! No seriously though, Happy Birthday!! This cake is a great way to celebrate 🙂

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — February 4, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Ohhh, Lifetime, haha. My birthday falls around Canadian Thanksgiving so I hear you. But this frosting would make any problems go away!

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    Christie — February 4, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday you youngin’. I’m not sure this frosting would make it onto the cake. I would be eating it with a spoon.

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    Catherine — February 4, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Dear Brandy, how absolutely perfect…what a heavenly slice of cake. So light and delicate, I wish I had a slice of this with my coffee. xo, Catherine

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — February 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Happy early birthday Brandy! Enjoy yourself on Saturday and get your fill on oysters! This frosting looks magical and I love that you added in the espresso powder people always forget how much better that makes chocolate. 🙂

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting — February 4, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Happy early birthday!! Glad you don’t have to watch the Super Bowl on your birthday this year. I need this frosting on my next cake

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    Stephanie — February 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Happy birthday! And I’ll take that frosting with a big spoon please 🙂

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — February 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Happy birthday!!! We are almost the same age – I’m just a year behind. Love the cake! SO fun!

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    Julie — February 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I personally think box cake AND brownie mixes are delicious…as long as you have a fabulous homemade frosting (canned frosting is disgusting in my opinion). This looks so yummy. Thanks and happy birthday! 🙂

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    Manila Spoon (Abigail) — February 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    That is one good-looking cake and that frosting truly makes it over the top! Yum!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — February 4, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Pass me the entire bowl and a big spoon! 🙂 Happy birthday!

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    Megan Keno — February 5, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Can’t beat homemade frosting, I would love to have a slice of some of that cake!

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    The Food Hunter — February 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy a piece of this delicious cake for me!

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    Angie — February 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Nothing wrong with boxed cake mix. I love it too! This frosting though makes it, so decadent! And I love how you decorated your cake too, so cute! Happy Birthday!

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    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) — February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

    First of all, I hope you have a super birthday! And I am a fan of the boxed baked good option. :o) Strangely enough I have on my to-do list to find a frosting recipe, and now I can stop looking!

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    heather @french press — February 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

    have a very happy birthday, and may it be filled with MUCH cake and all the lifetime TV you want 🙂 I;m dying over that frosting, and I don’t even like chocolate

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — February 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I could eat the entire batch of frosting all by myself. Loving the espresso in it! Happy Birthday!!!

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    Denise — February 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Lady! I am thinking of doing the same cake for my upcoming birthday, and I cannot decide on a classic yellow or going all chocolate. Doesn’t matter because it is your day and your cake looks and sounds amazing!!!!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Happy early birthday! And that’s so funny about you wanting to watch Lifetime. Lifetime movies are my weakness. I have them playing on Youtube whenever I’m working in the kitchen. My favorites are from the mid-90s. 😀

    And gorgeous cake and frosting! I love that last picture.

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    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner — February 6, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    My Husband and I share birthdays 2 days apart and I always make us a yellow cake with chocolate frosting – will need to give this a try!

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    Kristyn — February 6, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    This looks so yummy! And that cake is just beautiful!

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