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Black Buttercream Frosting

A rich and delicious deep black buttercream frosting with no food coloring or dyes. 

Course Dessert
Keyword cupcakes, dessert, Fall, Halloween, pastry, treats
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup black cocoa **see link below
  • 3-6 tblsp. whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Beat butter in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add black cocoa and powdered sugar and begin to mix. Add 3 tablespoons whole milk and beat until smooth. Add additional 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until it reaches desired thickness. Mix in vanilla. 

Recipe Notes

**You can find the black cocoa HERE