Our Favorite Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6-7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Start by whisking together cocoa powder, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large bowl or mixer, beat together room temperature butter and cream cheese until fluffy and smooth. 3-4 minutes, then gradually beat in dry ingredients.
  3. Working one tablespoon at a time, mix in heavy cream and vanilla extract, until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Frost cakes or cupcakes immediately, or cover frosting with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. (In which case, bring to room temperature before frosting.)
  5. Enjoy!