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Chocolate cream cheese frosting in a glass dish

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting is the best frosting recipe for cupcakes, cake or cookies! This easy homemade frosting is from scratch with cocoa powder and cream cheese - it's so good.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cream cheese, frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 191kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $9


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk if needed for consistency


  • Using a hand or a stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Mix in the cocoa until smooth. Mix in the salt and vanilla.
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Mix until smooth. The frosting should be spreadable without milk, but if it seems too thick, you can add up to 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg