Buttermilk-Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe

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1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar, or more as needed
⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup buttermilk

Nutrition Info

188.7 calories
carbohydrate: 26.8 g
cholesterol: 24.6 mg
fat: 9.7 g
fiber: 1 g
protein: 0.8 g
saturatedFat: 6.1 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 20.9 mg
sugar: 24.8 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Cream butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Mix in 2 cups powdered sugar, cocoa powder, almond extract, vanilla extract, and salt. Add buttermilk in small amounts until well combined. Add remaining 2 cups powdered sugar.

Recipe Yield

4 cups

Recipe Note

Perfect buttermilk-chocolate buttercream frosting to frost devil's food cake. Rich, buttery, and chocolaty with just a hint of almond, yummy. It took me a while to get this frosting right.

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