Chocolate Decorator Icing

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Whipped Chocolate Decorator Icing is an easy buttercream recipe perfect for your favorite cakes and cupcakes! It requires no cooking and can be ready in 10 minutes.

Chocolate Decorator Icing

This luscious Whipped Chocolate Decorator Icing adds a delightful twist to your baked creations. With its velvety texture and rich cocoa flavor, it’s the ultimate companion for a variety of cakes and cupcakes.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity – no intricate cooking process is involved, allowing you to whip up this delectable icing in just 10 minutes.

You’ll definitely want to try my chocolate frosting on this vanilla cake recipe.

Whipped Chocolate Decorator Icing

Just like the bakery makes, this frosting can be used to pipe out and make those beautifully decorated frosted cakes with the pretty swirls, rosettes, etc.

This is my favorite chocolate buttercream recipe! It is truly melt-in-your-mouth delicious and perfectly chocolatey!

Whipped Chocolate Decorator Frosting

Decorator Icing Suggestions

  1. I prefer Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa for this recipe.
  2. Make sure and sift the powdered sugar.
  3. If you find the frosting is too thick to pipe, stir in milk one tablespoon at a time.
  4. If you find the frosting is too thin, mix in 1/4 cup powdered sugar at a time.


This Chocolate Decorator Icing can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you take it out of the refrigerator allow it sit at room temperature for two hours. After the two hours,  re-whip the frosting for ten minutes before using.

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Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this fuss-free buttercream recipe will elevate your desserts to a whole new level of decadence.

Whipped Chocolate Decorator Frosting

Chocolate Decorator Icing

Chocolate Decorator Icing tastes just like the amazing chocolate frosting you get at a bakery. 
Author: Paula
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 cups



  • Mix margarine and shortening.
  • Add 1/2 sugar and 1/2 cocoa, blend well.
  • Add remaining sugar and cocoa, blend.
  • Add 1/2 c milk and mix until blended.
  • *The longer you mix it the lighter the color will become.


Calories: 1211kcal | Carbohydrates: 186g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 178g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is exactly what I was looking for to decorate my son’s bday cake. It was super easy to make and turned out just perfect.

  2. 5 stars
    I loved your suggestion for adding milk if too thick! I didn’t need it this time but have in the past – great tip and wonderful frosting. Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    Can I put on frozen cupcakes and freeze them for one more day ? Or make and refrigerate the icing until tomarrow night for Saturday ?

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