Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chocolate-Cream Cheese FrostingRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Makes about 5 cups


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1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
5 to 6 Tbsp. heavy cream


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl; gradually add to butter mixture alternately with 5 Tbsp. cream. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. (If needed, add up to 1 Tbsp. cream, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach desired consistency.) Increase speed to medium, and beat 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Created date

January 2015