Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Thick, glossy and oh so delicious. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to come up with this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting recipe! It might change you life! 

                        

What is you favourite frosting?

I have never been a fan of buttercream. I know this my seem like a bit of a shock because I make it quite a lot. But buttercream isn’t for me! Cream cheese frosting on the other hand, definitely is. Whether it is on my Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting or my Courgette Cupcakes with Lemon Curd & Cream Cheese; I love it. 

What is better than cream cheese frosting? 

The only thing better than cream cheese frosting is Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting! It is so deliciously creamy and indulgent. As soon as I made it I knew it was going to change my life! I know that sounds dramatic, but that’s just how delicious it is! 

What to put this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting on

Anything and everything. In all seriousness this  Frosting would work really well with vanilla or chocolate cake. The recipe below makes enough frosting to generously decorate 18 cupcakes. By generously I mean how the cupcakes in the photographs are decorated. Some people like less frosting than this and that will obviously mean the frosting will go further. This recipe would also be more than enough to decorate a cake with three layers. 

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Thick, glossy and oh so delicious. I don't know why it has taken me so long to come up with this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting recipe! It might change you life! 

Course Cupcakes, Cake
Cuisine American, International
Keyword Cream Cheese, Frosting, Chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 161 kcal
Author Curly

Ingredients

  • 75 g unsalted butter softened
  • 200 g cream cheese full fat
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 50 g cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Add the softened butter to a a bowl or your mixer and beat until smooth

  2. Add the cream cheese to the butter and sift in the icing sugar and cocoa powder

  3. Beat until completely mixed and smooth

  4. Pipe onto cupcakes or a cake

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Jane Saunders


    Loving your ratio of cream cheese to butter. Kind of perfect for people like me who are always looking for new buttercream ventures.

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  2. Jenny Walters


    I so know what you mean Cat! My absolute favourite kind of recipe! I feel a little bit more complete every time! I am exactly the same too about buttercream. So will def try yours. I much prefer a cream cheese icing too. Thank you so much for sharing with #BakingCrumbs

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