Go Back
+ servings

Easy Fudge Buttercream Frosting

This rich and chocolaty fudge frosting could not be easier to prepare. It's the perfect topping for cakes, cupcakes and more!
easy fudge buttercream in a bowl
Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes


  • 6 oz unsweetened chocolate , melted and cooled (180 grams)
  • 4 ½ cups powdered sugar (563 grams)
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter , at room temperature (3 sticks, 340 grams)
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk, half and half, or heavy cream (90 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse to incorporate. Process for a few seconds until smooth. If needed, scrape down any stray bits from the side of the bowl and pulse again for a few seconds.
Nutrition facts are per 1 cup of frosting.
Recipe adapted from Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes.


Calories: 1372kcal, Carbohydrates: 149g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 92g, Saturated Fat: 58g, Cholesterol: 185mg, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 403mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 134g, Vitamin A: 2164IU, Calcium: 89mg, Iron: 7mg
Have you tried this recipe?I’d love to hear about it! Leave a review below or take a photo and tag it on Instagram @completelydelicious with #completelydelicious.