How do you make chocolate frosting even better? Add sweetened condensed milk! This buttercream is rich, fudgy and full of chocolate goodness.
This easy and yummy frosting reminds me a lot of the flavor of brownie batter. It is smooth, rich and creamy.
It is perfect on cupcakes, spread over a cake or cookies or even sandwiched between two graham crackers.
This rich fudgy buttercream holds its shape well for piping decorations and tastes like a dream. You absolutely have to make this chocolate sweetened condensed milk buttercream frosting!
Rich chocolate frosting is always a hit with me. Especially if the flavor kind of reminds me of brownie batter.
This frosting recipe has it all. Lots of rich chocolate flavor from heaps of cocoa powder and the smooth rich flavor of sweetened condensed milk.
It is smooth and flavorful. You will invent reasons to make some once you give it a try!
They were the perfect treat for Little Dude’s birthday. This time I piped some on top of our favorite white cupcakes.
We took them to family dinner and this frosting was the hit of the show! I put the extra frosting between graham crackers and those were the first things to go.
My cake decorating and fellow sweet tooth cousin said this frosting is “on point.” So I take that as high praise!
Quick Facts About This Frosting
This recipe is perfect for frosting a 9×13″ cake or for spreading over a batch of 24 cupcakes.
If you are frosting a layer cake or like to pipe a towering mound of frosting on cupcakes, you may want to consider making 1 1/2 batches.
This frosting pipes really well. Just adjust the final consistency to your liking with a bit more powdered sugar or sweetened condensed milk as needed.
This frosting also forms a light crust, making it easier to transport cakes and cupcakes as well.
Because of the sugar content, this frosting can be stored at room temperature for up to three days. If it is going to be longer than that, it should be refrigerated.
I prefer to make my frosting right before I use it. That way the consistency is true to what it will be when I use it.
Frosted cakes can also be stored at room temperature as long as none of the fillings require refrigeration. Room temperature cakes generally have the most flavor and best texture.
However if you need to transport the cake, chill it first. That helps to set the frosting and firm everything up.
You are less likely to have a cake transportation disaster with a well chilled cake. Just allow the cake to slowly come back up to room temperature before serving.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about this frosting! If you make some, be sure to tell me about it in the comments or on social media!
If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!
Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream
- 3½ cups powdered sugar
- 7 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 8-9 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- Cream the butter until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and beat on high until fluffy.
- Add more powdered sugar or milk as necessary until you reach your desired consistency.