Creamy Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Beautifully piped Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Frosting on homemade Chocolate Cupcakes. Add the broken waffle cone to look like ice cream, but it tastes like a delicious creamy buttercream frosting!

CHOCOLATE VANILLA SWIRLED FROSTING on a CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE in a blue wrapper with a WAFFLE CONE, CHOCOLATE, BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FROM SCRATCH

Ice cream. We all love it, right? And who doesn’t love getting a zebra or twist cone? A beautiful swirl of chocolate and vanilla?!

Today’s creamy Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Buttercream Frosting recipe is my take on that classic ice cream flavor in frosting form! This sweet, swirled buttercream frosting is delicious, especially when paired with my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe!

Plate of cupcakes, CHOCOLATE VANILLA SWIRLED FROSTING on a CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE in a blue wrapper with a WAFFLE CONE, CHOCOLATE, BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FROM SCRATCH

How to make Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Frosting:

  • First start by baking a batch of your favorite chocolate cupcakes. If you want to use a box mix, go for it. I love this homemade Chocolate Cupcake recipe! Allow your cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Start with a softened, unsalted butter. This allows you to whip it up nice and fluffy, and you’ll be able to easily pipe it through any decorator bag and tip!
  • Once you’ve made your creamy frostings, you’ll want to learn the best tricks to swirl them together! I prefer to use disposable piping bags for my frosting, add each flavor to a separate bag. (don’t add tips to the bottom of these bags, just snip off the ends)
  • So now you have separate bags for your vanilla and chocolate frosting, you will want to stuff both bags into a LARGE decorator bag. These can be disposable or re-usable bags.
  • For the tip, I use Wilton 1M, this reminds me of a soft serve swirl ice cream! Feel free to use YOUR favorite tip!
  • To create the swirl with the 1M swirl piping tip,  start with the tip on the outside edge of the cupcake with the piping bag held straight up. Squeeze and begin the swirl around the outside edge of the cupcake.
  • Continue squeezing while you create another layer of frosting as you spiral towards the center.

CHOCOLATE VANILLA SWIRLED FROSTING on a CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE in a green wrapper with a WAFFLE CONE, CHOCOLATE, BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FROM SCRATCH

I topped my Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Frosting cupcakes with a broken piece of waffle cone. It really gave these gorgeous cupcakes the feel of eating an ice cream cone. I hope you love them as much as I do!

More Frosting recipes you may enjoy:

CHOCOLATE VANILLA SWIRLED FROSTING on a CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE in a green and blue wrappers with a WAFFLE CONE, CHOCOLATE, BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FROM SCRATCH

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Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Frosting recipe:

Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes

Yield: frosting for 24 cupcakes

Prep Time:20 minutes

Beautifully piped Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Frosting on homemade Chocolate Cupcakes. Add the broken waffle cone to look like ice cream, but it tastes like a delicious creamy buttercream frosting!

Ingredients:

1 batch Chocolate Cupcakes (2 dozen)

For the vanilla frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 4 waffle cone bowls, broken in pieces

Directions:

  1. Prepare cupcakes according to recipe (or box mix). Cool completely.
  2. For the vanilla frosting, beat butter in an electric mixer for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy and pale in color. Add in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat an additional 3-5 minutes until frosting is fluffy, and desired consistency. Set aside.
  3. For the chocolate frosting, beat butter in an electric for 3-5 minutes until fluffy and pale in color. Add in powdered sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate syrup. Beat an additional 3-5 minutes until frosting is fluffy, and desired consistency. Set aside.
  4. Spoon each frosting into a separate piping bag (no tip). Snip off the tips of the bags. Add both bags to a large decorator bag with a Wilton 1M tip attached.
  5. Using a constant pressure, pipe on the outside edge of the cupcake with the piping bag held straight up. Squeeze and begin the swirl around the outside edge of the cupcake.
  6. Continue squeezing while you create another layer of frosting as you spiral towards the center. Add your piece of waffle cone to the top and repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  7. Store cupcakes in airtight container for up to 3 days. ENJOY!
**frosting recipe makes enough frosting to pipe large swirls of frosting onto cupcakes. If you don't like as much frosting as pictured, cut recipe in half!

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CHOCOLATE VANILLA SWIRLED FROSTING on a CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE in a blue wrapper with a WAFFLE CONE, CHOCOLATE, BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FROM SCRATCH

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2 comments on “Creamy Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Buttercream Frosting Recipe”

  1. Joanne

    This frosting looks like my favorite ice cream! I need to practice my piping skills, but can manage the swirls. 🙂

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