Saturday, May 22, 2010

Ultra Creamy Dark Chocolate Frosting

Oops. Totally meant to post this yesterday but then the husband and I decided to watch a movie and I forgot to push the "Publish Post " button.

This recipe is something I slightly adapted from one a good friend gave me a year ago. I had mentioned to her that I was on the hunt for the perfect chocolate frosting and she introduced me to this.

And let me tell you, it's good stuff!

So when my daughter's third birthday rolled around this past Wednesday, I had to make this frosting for her cupcakes.

In a mixing bowl combine 8 oz. of softened cream cheese and 6 tbsp. softened butter. Cream together until light and fluffy.

Add 2 tsp. vanilla extract and a scant 1/2 c. dark cocoa powder.

Thanks to Hershey, you can easily find dark cocoa powder in your grocery store. At least, I'm assuming you can because I found it in my grocery store here. :)

Blend together. Oh, also add 2 tbsp. of milk.

Now, blend in 2-3 cups powdered sugar. It really depends on how thick you like your frosting. I used about 2 1/2.

Mmmmm. Goodness.

Quick tip: If you don't have a pastry bag lying around but still want those pretty swirls you can get from them, grab a sandwich bag, place it in a mug (letting the top hang over the sides) and spoon in your frosting.

Seal and use scissors to snip off a tiny corner on the bottom of the bag. Viola! Instant pastry bag.

Perfectly creamy, not too sweet, and, of course, ridiculously chocolate-y!

Creamy Dark Chocolate Frosting (printable recipe)
Frosts 24 cupcakes or one cake

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 tbsp. butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Scant 1/2 c. dark cocoa powder
2 tbsp. milk
2-3 cups powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter; blend until thoroughly creamed together. Add in vanilla, cocoa powder and milk. Gradually add powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, to the chocolate mixture. Beat until powdered sugar is completely blended into the chocolate.



  1. I'm a little embarassed to admit that I could probably eat this by the spoonful! Looks amazing.

  2. i'm so glad I found this recipe! I've been looking for the perfect chocolate frosting and have tried about a dozen that weren't quite right (still ate every drop of course). But this looks perfect... I'll let you know how it goes!

  3. mmm I am definitely writing this one down!


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