Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

If I must admit, I am almost always team ‘vanilla’ when it comes to choosing from a selection of sweets. But I mean, who doesn’t love a truly classic chocolate dessert?

There is none more classic than a homemade Chocolate Cake, and what better to top it off with than a classic Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. There is just something so beautifully simple + fulfilling about this quintessential dessert favorite. And if you’re hoping to celebrate a birthday or special occasion for a chocolate-lover then you’ve hit on the perfect recipe here.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe by heirloomed

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting :

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 3 / 4 cup unsweetened cocoa

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 4 tbsp heavy cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Sift sugar and cocoa together into a large bowl. In another bowl combine 1 cup of sugar mixture with butter and 1 tablespoon cream, beating until smooth. Add another cup of sugar and another tablespoon of cream, beating well. Continue until all ingredients are combined and frosting is fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Spread frosting on top of one round. Top with second round and cover top and sides completely with frosting.

For another classic frosting recipe, Cream Cheese Frosting, click here

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe by heirloomed
Chocolate Cake + Frosting by heirloomed

This recipe pairs just perfectly with my Grandmother’s go-to for a Classic Chocolate Cake, so be sure to pop over to make them both. And, if you must make a double batch of frosting for some extra dollops and tastings, not to worry. I won’t judge.


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Holiday Buckeyes.

If there was one “cookie” that was a must in our holiday assortment for Santa it was most definitely the Buckeye.

It’s kind of like the homemade version of a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup and in true made-from-scratch fashion, a thousand times better. Sharing this classic recipe for you and I’d just love to know if this is a must-make in your home for the holidays too?

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HOLIDAY BUCKEYES:

  • 1/2 cups peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temp)

  • 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

  • 8 ounces chocolate chips

  • 1 tbs vegetable shortening

Start by mixing peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Once ingebiets are well mixed begin kneading dough with your hands. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place tablespoon sized balls along the pan. Place this tray in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl. Microwave mixture in 30 second intervals until it is melted. Stir so that mixture is smooth and fully combined. Remove the tray from the refrigerator and use a toothpick to dip them into chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and they are ready to serve.

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This is the original recipe card from my Grandmother’s collection for “Ohio-State Buckeyes.” She actually lived in Michigan so I would imagine they are more commonly referred to as this up that way than they are down here in the South - anyone? My very favorite thing about the card is her note at the bottom “Not especially good - too sweet” which had us laughing and laughing in the studio since we all love them so. But in true Grandma fashion, she told it like it was and wasn’t a fan of things that were super sweet so this one made me have quite a smile.

Hope you enjoy this classic!


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