Chocolate-Buttermilk Frosting
Makes about 1½ cups
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (240 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup (21 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45 grams) whole buttermilk
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter at medium speed until creamy. In a small bowl, sift together confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, and salt. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add cocoa mixture to butter, beating until combined. Stir in buttermilk until mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
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