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Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


This frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. This is silky smooth, surprisingly easy to make, and pipes onto cupcakes or cakes beautifully.

It works well over either of the chocolate cupcakes that I’ve posted: (1) Moist Chocolate Cupcakes – easy peasy or (2) super fluffy Dark Chocolate Cupcakes.

Most of people like to know how to prepare this amazing food and I know you’ll be impressed with this one. The cream cheese base provides it a lighter whipped texture. It’s not overly rich or overly sweet, but is super chocolatey and will win you over.

Yields: about 3 cups of frosting to generously frost 18 cupcakes or reasonably frost 24 cupcakes. It would be enough to frost an 8 or 9-inch two layer round cake.

Ingredients for Chocolate Frosting Recipe

  • 8 oz package cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 Tbsp (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to Make Whipped Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer using paddle attachment (or using an electric hand mixer with a large bowl), beat together 8 oz cream cheese with 8 Tbsp butter on medium, scraping down the bowl as needed.

2. Sift in 3 cups powdered sugar with 1/2 cup cocoa powder to ensure there are no lumps then add 1/4 tsp salt. Mix on low speed until well combined, scrape down the bowl well then increase to medium/high speed and beat until smooth and whipped (1 min).

3. Put 1 tsp vanilla and beat on medium/high until smooth (1 min). Now it is okay to be piped onto cooled cupcakes.

One Minute Method

  • Add everything except the powdered sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. (Microwave power can vary–it takes 30 seconds in mine.)
  • Whisk until smooth. It only takes a few seconds. The butter and chocolate chips will melt into the mixture as you whisk. If they don’t, return it to the microwave and zap in 10-second intervals until it will whisk into a smooth mixture. Don’t overheat it!
  • Add the powdered sugar and whisk again until evenly mixed and smooth. Again, this only takes seconds.
  • Done! So fast and easy.

The yield for this frosting recipe will vary depending on what you’re making:

  • If you are piping cupcakes, you can frost between 6-8 cupcakes, depending on how tall you make the swirls.
  • If you are frosting cupcakes with an offset spatula, you can frost 1 dozen cupcakes because you typically don’t use as much as you would piping.
  • If you’re frosting a 6-inch cake, you can frost the top and edges with about a spoonful or two leftovers, depending on how thick you like it.
  • If you are frosting an 8-inch cake, you can still frost the top and edges. Depending on how thick you like your frosting, you may or may not have some leftover.
  • If you are frosting a small two-layer cake, you can frost the middle and top. Frosting the edges will depend on how much you’ve used so far. You can leave it as a naked cake with the edges showing.

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