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Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The best milk chocolate buttercream frosting recipe you will even need!

Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This is my favorite milk chocolate buttercream frosting and it’s so simple to make. It’s my go to frosting that I use on all of my cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies. This frosting is super simple to make, and if you love lots of frosting, just double the recipe.


✔ I like to use heavy whipping cream because it makes this milk chocolate buttercream frosting thicker. But if you don’t have heavy whipping cream in your fridge, no worries you can use milk instead.

✔ I bought the XL Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bar which is 4.4 ounces but if you can’t find the XL Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bar you can buy 4  (1.55 oz.) regular sized Hershey’s Milk Chocolate candy bars.


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Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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  • 1 (4.4 ounce) extra large Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bar*
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sprinkles


STEP 1: Place milk chocolate candy bar into small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside and allow to cool.

STEP 2: Using an electric or stand mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

STEP 3: Add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract, and mix until combined. Fold in milk chocolate until fully incorporated into frosting.

STEP 4: Frost cupcakes, cakes, or cookies using a piping bag or knife. Top with SPRINKLES and enjoy!

*I bought the XL Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bar which is 4.4 ounces but if you can't find the XL Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bar you can buy 4  (1.55 oz.) regular sized Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bars.


And now make my Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes!

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11 Responses to “Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Hannah — June 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    How much frosting will this make? i am wanting to frost a 3 9inch layer

    • Jenn — June 15th, 2016 @ 11:11 am

      It will make enough to frost 2 9-inch layer cakes, so I would make another batch just to be on the safe side. 🙂

  2. Terri — March 6, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

    • Jenn — March 7th, 2016 @ 2:42 pm

      At least a week! 🙂

  3. Jon Golsteyn — February 25, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I finally tried this recipe today.It is amazing.I used a milk chocolate bar for this and it turned out great.This is a recipe that I will keep and use a lot.Thank you.

  4. Janice — July 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm


  5. Janet — April 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Would like to do a little less sweet.  It’s delicious though, but could it be toned down with bitter-sweet baking bars?

    • Jenn — April 27th, 2015 @ 8:37 am

      Yes, you could use bitter-sweet baking bars or to cut down on the sweetness you can add a pinch of salt!

  6. Betty — March 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

    This looks like heaven to me! I’m excited that I stumbled upon this recipe and am planning to make it today 🙂

  7. HBackler — March 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Just made this! Substituted almond milk for heavy cream and semi sweet baking bars for chocolate. That is what I had on hand. It is wonderful! Very fluffy and yummy! Thank you. Usually I find recipes with not the correct amount of butter to powered sugar-yours was amazing! 

  8. Joanne V — December 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I love a good chocolate buttercream frosting. Thanks for the recipe!

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