Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting For Cake Recipe


Keyword: Cholate Cream Cheese Frosting


If you adore Cream Cheese Frosting just wait till you strive Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. It’s so soft and fluffy, perfect for spreading over chocolate cake, and keeps its shape for piping onto chocolate cupcakes. This recipe will make a pretty good amount of frosting, enough generous pipe 12-15 cupcakes or to cover a 2-3 layer 8” chocolate cake.


  • 1/2 Cup or 113g Butter
  • 8oz / 225g Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cups or 375g Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup or 50g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Procedure: How to Make Chocolate Cheese Frosting Recipe

Step 1: To start we’re going to need a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Add your room temperature butter to the bowl and set the mixer to a medium speed. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl just so all of the butter is being whipped up evenly and turn the mixer back on.

Step 2: Take your cream cheese, make sure you’re using a bar type of cream cheese here, not light or spreadable as that will cause the frosting to become pretty thin, and cut it into a few pieces. Add this to the bowl with the butter. Set the machine to medium-high speed to whip the ingredients together for about a minute or so.

Step 3: Turn the mixer off and start to add the dry ingredients. You’ll need 3 cups or 375g of powdered, confectioners, or icing sugar. Add the sugar to the bowl along with half a cup or 50g of unsweetened cocoa powder.

Step 4: Turn the machine on to low and start to combine the ingredients together, watch out for the sugar cloud! The frosting will look pretty clumpy and dry here but just keep mixing until all of the sugar gets incorporated.

Step 5: With the machine running slowly pour in about 1-2 tablespoons of milk. It’s really important to remember when making buttercream, frostings, or icing is it’s so easy to add more liquid but so difficult to thicken the mixture up so always add less than you think you’ll need.

Step 6: Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl to get any bits of sugar or cocoa powder that haven’t been incorporated. Measure out 1 teaspoon of a good quality vanilla extract or essence and add it to the bowl. Turn the machine back on and whip the frosting for another minute or two until it becomes silky and soft and has lightened in color.

Important Note: Before you start making this frosting it’s really important to make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature.

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