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Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream in a Food Processor?? Yes, I make buttercream in my food you know why?? Its so easy and NO sugar-dust-storm on my kitchen counter top....that means less clean up....and no snooty ants!! Isn't that really cool!!

For a long time I used my hand held mixer for making butter cream, but then because of the "Sugar-dust-storm" I stopping using that...and the clean up after that made me cringe every time  "buttercream" is demanded by loved ones to finish a cake!! Many of you might have endured my predicament; okay if you have a kitchenaid, this is not for you. I do not own one, nor I see owning one in the near future, mainly because of limited space in my kitchen....well, I guess that made me a food processor addict  I guess my Philips food processor is the "most photographed" gadget here on my blog....In case you, you are wondering whether roti dough can be mixed in food processor; then just peep into my tandoori roti recipe or should I share a post on roti dough?? nevertheless the possibilities of using food processor to the maximum is drop in to my facebook page for discussions and recipes....don't be shy to leave a comment or a thought.

That said, lets get back to the buttercream; the best thing about buttercream in foodprocessor is that you just.have to close the feeder hole with a towel....end of stormy powdered sugar!! Isn't that double awesome!!

Notes: This is just a basic chocolate buttercream, enough to cover a cake or a brownie. You can also make vanilla buttercream in the same way.

chocolate buttercream recipe | how to make chocolate buttercream:
Make sure the food processor bowl /jar is dry. Dump all the ingredients into it.

Close with the lid and put a towel on the feeder opening and press with your hand while it is running....No Sugar Storm!!

Blitz for a minute, you will get something like coarse sand...... if needed you can add a little bit of butter maybe 1 tbsp or a little bit of honey and then bitz again for a will look like this...scrape the sides down.

Again, close the lid....and blitz for another two minutes ..
Open the lid....and Voila!! Creamy, satiny, goeey buttercream...just for you!!

Chocolate Buttercream

Top it on cakescookiesbrownies....

chocolate buttercream recipe | how to make chocolate buttercream

PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 1 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  chocolate buttercream  


  • Unsalted Butter: 3-4 tbsp (maybe 1 tbsp more, if needed)
  • Cocoa Powder: 3 tbsp.
  • Honey: 1 tbsp.
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp.
  • Confectioners Sugar: 1 cup.


  1. Make sure the food processor bowl /jar is dry. Dump all the ingredients into it.
  2. Close with the lid and put a towel on the feeder opening and press with your hand while it is running.
  3. Blitz for a minute, you will get something like coarse sand...... if needed you can add a little bit of butter maybe 1 tbsp or a little bit of honey and then bitz again for a minute.
  4. Again, close the lid....and blitz for another two minutes . Chocolate buttercream is ready, so easy.


  • How I make confectioners sugar: I put, one cup of sugar into dry grinder of my Preethi Mixer Grinder with 1 tsp of cornflour....and grind it...into fine powder

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  1. Thankyou Nisa... what a great idea.. im loving my food processor even more day by day.. thanks to your recipes with the foodprocessor:)

  2. Thanks for sharing this Nisa, this is of great help to me.

  3. IS TOO GOOD...but i don't have food processor can i try with my mixie.....


    1. Hello Anuradha, I was hoping for a question like this, the answer is No!! you cannot do this in a mixie...the reason is... have you noticed that our mixie bowl will heat up during grinding....with food processor there is no question of in the case of butter, the temperature should be correct...preferably room temperature!! I hope I cleared your doubt...and thank you for stopping by :)

  4. The buttercream has tiny granules of sugar .. though i made a fine paste of sugar and cornflour .. but still it doesnt has the same texture like whipping cream ... help please

    1. When you had powdered the sugar, I wonder how tiny granules came??

  5. Nisa ji.....
    Will u please tel me the model number of your processor........

    1. Hi Anon-I have updated a link, please scroll up...hope this helps.

  6. Wow nisa ji.......

    thank u so much for quick response........i really appreciate ur passion towards cooking......liked ur blog....Al da best n keep going.... (y)

  7. Really beneficial tips and techniques of making chocolate butter cream using food processor. i will try this using my food processor.

  8. i too dont have a food processor... can i try in with my hand mixer?? plz help,,

    1. Yes you can, and for better results chill the whisks of the beater for 10 minutes before creaming.

  9. thank u.... will try this for xmas !!! Happy Xmas to u and ur lovely family ...


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