Go Back
+ servings
Sugar Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Print Recipe
4.3 from 55 votes

Sugar Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

A sugar free version of a chocolate buttercream frosting
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 average cake, 2 rounds, 12-18 cupcakes depending on thickness.


  • Butter- ½ cup 1 stick softened to room temperature.
  • Sugar Free Powdered Sugar- 3 cups. You can make this yourself using this recipe  or buy sugar free powdered sugar online here.
  • Unsweetened Baking Chocolate-- 1 4 ounce bar. Melt this and use it at room temperature. Sometimes I will just put mine in sunshine and allow it to melt while I work. Be sure to put it on a plate or in a bowl if you decide to do this.
  • Vanilla extract can sub in rum or other extract..- 2 teaspoons.
  • Dairy- Milk Buttercream, or Greek Yogurt- 3-4 tablespoons depending on desired thickness.
  • How to make Sugar Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • By the way if you are looking for more of a cocoa frosting, check out this recipe for sugar free cocoa buttercream frosting.


  • Start by whipping up your butter to make it fluffy. I use a whisk attachment on my mixer.
  • Add the sugar free powdered sugar to the butter. Switch to a paddle attachment or mix by hand using a spoon. Cream this together.
  • Stir in the chocolate and the vanilla extract.
  • When the chocolate appears to be blended in, add a tablespoon of your dairy. Whip this up and if your frosting seems to be too thick continue to add additional dairy, up to a 1 tablespoon at a time, until you have reached your desired texture. However, to thicken up a thin frosting, simply add additional sugar a teaspoon at a time.
  • This should frost an average sized cake depending the thickness of your frosting.

Recipe Notes

Please see post for details on this recipe and the ingredients.
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that the links on this website, and specifically on this post, that lead to other sites may be affiliate links.
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

Follow Me