This Chocolate Buttercream recipe is a very easy cake filling, for a birthday or wedding cake base. This recipe is enough to fill and coat a 9 inch (23cms) round chocolate cake.
Always use the best ingredients for this, use pure cocoa powder , and butter not margerine, you will taste the difference.
You can soften the consistency of this buttercream by adding a little more water, I tend to do this for the outside, when I am adding a layer of sugarpaste on top. It helps stop the cake crumbing up and pulling off the top layer. However you musn´t add too much or you will curdle the buttercream.