Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Spread the love. This delectable frosting is a dreamy addition to your favorite cake. Even sweeter, it has 31% fewer calories* and 76% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Makes 2 cups (16 servings).

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serving size: 2 Tbsp (31g)

Calories: 150 Calories


  • 1 cup Truvia Cane Sugar Blend

  • 1 tsp corn starch

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1.

    Combine Truvia Cane Sugar Blend and corn starch. Add to coffee or spice grinder and pulverize until very fine; the volume should increase 30-50%. This will give the frosting a smooth texture.

  • 2.

    Cream butter with a paddle attachment for 2 minutes at medium speed.

  • 3.

    Sift the powdered Truvia Cane Sugar Blend into the mixing bowl. Add the melted chocolate, salt and vanilla and mix at low speed for 1 minute.

  • 4.

    Mix at medium speed for 3 minutes.

  • 5.

    If you prefer a thinner frosting, add 1 tbsp milk, mix and repeat until desired frosting consistency is achieved.

*This frosting has 150 calories and 6 grams of sugar per serving as compared to a full-sugar frosting that has 220 calories and 25 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 6g
Erythritol 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 8% DV
Potassium 0% DV
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coco butter cream This is the best frosting I ever made it's just like it was made with sugar
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husbands co-worker loved it!! First try & I nailed it!! Use a coffee/spice grinder for this icing recipe as it makes the Truvia like powdered sugar. Except for pulverizing the Truvia & cornstarch, recipe is easy. I make desserts (besides other foods) that he shares with a couple of co-workers. There is one that really needs to watch his sugar intake. I made the yellow cake recipe but added 1/4 unsweetened cocoa (to make it a chocolate cake). I just received a message on how much he loves it. I'm glad I researched desserts to the extent I did. For what little tasting I did of this icing, it never had a bitter taste or bad taste left in my mouth. I will look for other recipes to make so my husbands co-worker never has to say no to a dessert!!
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Bitter! Tried this out and my tongue said "NOT IN HERE, YOU DON'T!!" I'd rather use the canned frosting over this! Yes this recipe is lower in sugar by 13 g, but it is by far higher in fats and cholesteral! Compare to Duncan Hines: 2 Tblspns Calories140, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 95mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber <1 g, Sugars 19g
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Chocolate buttercream frosting I tried to make it for a cake I was baking for my husband. It turned out so horrible I started to cry. I tried to make it with love. It was so hope less it was not fluffy. Very grainy I just wasted ingredients.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lacking ... When I first tried this I was unimpressed... However, using the coffee grinder gave me an idea. You won't believe the difference 1/2 cup of instant coffee makes in this recipe... It's delicious!!
Date published: 2014-08-22
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