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Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Makes about 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.