Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Level up your cakes and pastries with this luscious cream cheese frosting, made richer with chocolate, for a truly decadent topping!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • 12ozfull fat cream cheese,softened to room temperature
  • ¾cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • cupsconfectioner’s sugar
  • cupunsweetened cocoa powder,natural or dutch process
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 2tbspmilk,or heavy cream
  • pinchsalt


  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese for 1 minute on high speed until completely smooth and creamy.

  2. Beat in the butter until combined. Add the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of milk, and salt and beat on medium-high speed until combined and creamy.

  3. Add 1 more tablespoon of milk to slightly thin out, if desired. Taste, then add another pinch of salt, if desired.

  4. Serve over cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Cover and store leftover frosting for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • After freezing, thaw in the refrigerator then beat the frosting for a few seconds so it’s creamy again.


  • Calories: 835.81kcal
  • Fat: 52.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 31.65g
  • Trans Fat: 1.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 93.63g
  • Fiber: 4.24g
  • Sugar: 84.97g
  • Protein: 6.76g
  • Cholesterol: 148.65mg
  • Sodium: 475.32mg
  • Calcium: 97.37mg
  • Potassium: 287.71mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 484.68µg
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