Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

Fudge Marble Cake with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting and Oreo Crumble 

Frosting recipe 2 out of 6 from my Tale of 12 Cakes week:

Chocolate goes amazingly well with chocolate. Who knew? I loved the look of the fudge marble on the inside, coated with the delicious and rich flavor of cocoa on the outside. And how fun this cake was with a ring of oreo crumble on the outside! This cake went pretty fast on Saturday.

For the top of the cake, I just used the back of a spoon and moved it back and forth. I really like that unkempt look (and it saved me time not trying to make the top perfectly flat)

Cocoa Buttercream Frosting

6 T unsalted butter, melted
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 C milk
2 1/4 C powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 t light corn syrup
pinch of salt

1. With your stand mixer, beat the melted butter and cocoa powder until smooth. 
2. Mix in milk, vanilla extract, salt, and light corn syrup on medium speed until thoroughly combined. It should be stiff, but you can add a teeny bit of milk here and there if it's not coming together right. 
3. Slowly, buy 1/2 cup at a time, add in powdered sugar. Beat well between additions, and keep the speed low to keep the powdered sugar cloud to a minimum (unless you have a mixer cover, then you can go mixing crazy on medium). 

Recipe from: Life {Made} Simple.


  1. Delicious! I love how you coated the sides with Oreo crumble!

  2. Looks fantastic! It doesn't look unkempt, just rustic and delicious.

  3. I would love to scoop spoonfuls of this straight out of the bowl!!! Yum...chocolate frosting is awesome!!!

  4. I can't wait to try this. Chocolate is one of my favorite flavors. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  5. Oh wow. I think I'm in love! Yum-my. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

    Warmly, Michelle


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