Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Creamy and delicious.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 batch frosts and fills 1 (9-inch) 2-layer cake


  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Karo┬« Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 dash salt
  • 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk


  1. Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup, vanilla and salt in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and milk until fluffy, adding additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, as needed, to reach desired spreading consistency.
  2. Frost cake or cupcakes as desired. (Recipe will frost 24 cupcakes.)