Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

D. Stafford 0

"Cream cheese frosting - only better! ;-)"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 80 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In double boiler melt chips and add heavy cream, mix until smooth take off of heat.
  2. In mixing bowl cream together sugar and cream cheese until smooth, slowly add chocolate mixture. Mixture will thicken up as the chocolate cools.
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After reading a number of reviews with suggestions to add butter and/or powdered sugar I at first made notes to myself to keep that in mind and do that when I made this. For whatever reason, in the end I decided against that, opting to make the frosting exactly as the recipe directed. And what a reward I got for that! This is rich, smooth, super chocolatey and not too sweet - but certainly sweet enough. One reviewer said it best when she called this a "frosting for grown-ups." When some of the reviewers described this as not sweet enough I knew this was just what I was after and would be perfect for the cupcakes I made with "A-Number-1 Banana Cake," also from this site. After mixing it up I refrigerated it and checked it every 15 minutes or so, giving it a stir and repeating until I had a thick enough consistency for piping. The texture alone is a good reason to try this - this is real frosting and a simply excellent recipe. Also - this was just the right amount to frost 24 cupcakes and would also work for a 9x13" cake. If I were to use this for a layer cake, however, particularly if I planned to pipe any decorations or borders, I would double the recipe - better to have some left over than not enough!


Wow. Creamy and perfect chocolate-to-cream-cheese flavor balance. And EASY; don't be threatened by the double-boiler thing--just fill a pan with a couple of inches of water, put your chocolate and cream in another, smaller pan and hold it in the water to melt the chocolate. When the chocolate is nearly all melted (but not all), remove it from the boiling water and stir until creamy and smooth and fully melted.


I don't usually like icing - it's usually *way* too sweet, and the sugar gritting under my teeth makes me gag. However, this is a great icing - rich chocolate flavor, and the cream cheese gives it a nice "tang". This is more like a fudge or truffle-y flavor than your typical concoction. Finally, frosting for grown-ups.