Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate American Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate American Buttercream

Happy Belated Birthday to my Dad. We’ve been off line working hard. Apologies for not posting much. Ive been planning out a couple of courses, which one has launched and the other is on its way. I’ll have more info on it on http://www.homeschoolinginnyc.org, which will have printables available.

Anyway, we celebrated my Dad’s, aka Pop Pop’s, 74th birthday. Matthew and I made delicious Bon Bons as a gift since he doesn’t want anything except Chocolate Cake. Every year all we hear is how we never make him chocolate cake. Listen I make him chocolate cake often, but now he really can’t complain as he got it. Now yes I did saw cake, this was cupcake style but i use the same recipe x2 for stacked cake. I just didn’t feel like baking all day, stacking, freezing etc for a cake, especially when my fridge is overfilled with leftover, milk and groceries.

Chocolate American Buttercream

a quick and easy buttercream
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Pastry bags
  • scissors
  • decorating tip

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 4 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Start with breaking up the butter, mix until its smooth
  • add the vanilla powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt until its smooth
    *for best results, sift the oiwdered sugar*
  • prepare your pastry bag with the tip and fill
Keyword Choocalte American Buttercream, dessert
I'm the mom to Matthew, which we run and own Matthew's Kitchen. I'm 27 and studying to be a pastry chef. I love to cook and bake but my passion is in the pastry arts. Matthew is a 5 year old who began cooking when he was 1. Through the years he has not only gained valuable skills but has grown his palette. Together we want to share our passion for food with you and your family
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