German Chocolate Buttercream

This German buttercream features a creamy rich chocolate flavor.

German Chocolate Buttercream

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Cakes
Cuisine German
Servings 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 stick soft unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla paste
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  • Beat the butter on high speed for about 5 minutes until light and creamy.
  • In the meantime, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 sec. Stir well and repeat for 15 sec. Stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Add the cocoa powder, vanilla paste, melted chocolate and salt to the bowl.
  • Beat on high speed for about 3 – 5 min.
  • Add half of powdered sugar and beat on medium speed for about 2 min. Add the other half of the powdered sugar and beat on high speed for another 3 – 5 min. until the frosting is light and fluffy.