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Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield Makes 4 cups
What makes classic cream cheese frosting even more decadent and delicious? Chocolate of course! This recipe also adds finely chopped pecans for texture and the perfect crunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

  2. Combine powdered sugar and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with powdered sugar mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in pecans.