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Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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White cream cheese frosting is fabulous over chocolate cake. So, with this frosting on a white cake, we get to turn the tables...and it's as good a team as ever!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups (1/2 pound) confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add the vanilla and cocoa and continue beating until thoroughly mixed. Add the confectioners' sugar gradually, continuing to mix until well blended.

    Makes about 3 cups.

Notes

  • For plain Cream Cheese Frosting, just delete the cocoa and add an additional 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Since this cream cheese frosting isn't as sweet as other frostings, I like to use this to generously frost an 8- or 9-inch layer cake or a 9" x 13" sheet cake.
     
  • Want even more frosting recipes? Check out our collection of Homemade Frosting Recipes: 14 Frosting Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, and More.


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I see a couple comments about too sweet or too thick. May I suggest mixing one package of cream cheese, a container of cool whip, and powdered sugar. I've been using this as a filling for a dessert I make around the holidays that was originally introduced to me as "Fantasy Cake". I personally love it, and I get many requests for it, but noone can ever figure out what all is in the filling )

This sounds really good. thanks for the idea!

Excellent recipe I have been using for many years I sometimes add a little instant coffee with the cocoa for a mocha taste I have also added orange extract instead of vanilla extract and some grated orange peel Orange & chocolate naturally go together Such fun to have great ideas and try them out

This recipe is delicious, but I could not add so much powdered sugar, it would be too sweet and too thick. Same for the white frosting.

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