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I’ve taken my favorite cream cheese frosting to the next level by adding chocolate! Chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes great on top of your favorite cake flavor or served with to fruit or graham crackers.

I've taken my favorite cream cheese frosting to the next level by adding chocolate! Chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes great on top of your favorite cake flavor or served with to fruit or graham crackers.

When I moved to Michigan my roommates tried really hard to include me in their circle of friends. This method of finding friends generally works out one of two ways.  Either you like the existing friends or you don’t.  Luckily I love their friends and, after our weekend away for the 4th of July, I think they like me, too!  Huzzah!  Plus, you kind of know you’re in when they start following your blog and ask you to make baked goods.

So this month at our monthly group dinner we’re celebrating two birthdays!  Originally I was going to make my lemon cupcakes but after doing some recon over the holiday weekend I found out that her favorite cake was chocolate.  And her favorite icing was cream cheese.  Now I’ve got my grandma’s favorite cream cheese frosting recipe so I wasn’t worried but I thought that straight cream cheese frosting might taste a little out of place on top of a chocolate cupcake.  Naturally I did what any smart, red-blooded chocoholic would do.  I added chocolate to it.

I've taken my favorite cream cheese frosting to the next level by adding chocolate! Chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes great on top of your favorite cake flavor or served with to fruit or graham crackers.

And it was so good I had to frost these cupcakes like lightning before I licked it all off the spatula!  If you’re reading this, birthday girl, don’t worry.  Only clean appliances were used in the making of these cupcakes.  I used this white cake recipe from Mary at Goodie Godmother for my cake base and added some cocoa powder.  I’m just transforming things into chocolate all over the place up in here!

It turned out absolutely perfect.  Chocolate but not too chocolate-y, which is just how I like my chocolate cake. If you don’t want to fiddle around turning a white or vanilla cake into chocolate then definitely check out Mary’s perfect chocolate cake recipe!  It would definitely be the perfect vessel for this chocolate cream cheese frosting. Oh.My.Goodness.Gracious.  Seriously.  You know that when you can’t stop eating it out of the bowl you did something right!

I've taken my favorite cream cheese frosting to the next level by adding chocolate! Chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes great on top of your favorite cake flavor or served with to fruit or graham crackers.

Meaghan

I've taken my favorite cream cheese frosting to the next level by adding chocolate! Chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes great on top of your favorite cake flavor or served with to fruit or graham crackers.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 2 -3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add softened cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and beat until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  3. In a microwave proof bowl melt chocolate chips on 50% for 1-2 minutes, stirring after 30 seconds until melted completely and set aside to cool.
  4. Once all the powdered sugar is incorporated add cooled melted chocolate and whip until completely combined.
  5. Frost your cake or cupcakes as desired and store any extra frosting in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

I've taken my favorite cream cheese frosting to the next level by adding chocolate! Chocolate cream cheese frosting tastes great on top of your favorite cake flavor or served with to fruit or graham crackers.

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Dan from Platter Talk

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

We are in love with all things chocolate and this dreamy frosting recipe definitely qualifies. I can't believe there are just three ingredients - what's not to love?! Thanks for sharing this one; we will definitely be indulging ourselves with it.

Meaghan

Friday 10th of March 2017

Dreamy is exactly the word I would use to describe this frosting. I hope you love it!

~Meaghan

Rosemary

Saturday 4th of March 2017

Nothing better than chocolate cupcakes and chocolate frosting, especially chocolate cream cheese frosting. I can't wait to try it.

Meaghan

Sunday 5th of March 2017

Agreed! I don't always like chocolate cupcakes but when I do they're drowned in chocolate frosting!

~Meaghan

Jennifer

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Oh I need to give this a try next time I make some chocolate cupcakes! Cream cheese frosting is the only kind I will eat and adding chocolate will make it SO MUCH BETTER.

Meaghan

Sunday 5th of March 2017

YES! Cream cheese frosting is my favorite too because it tends to be less sweet and the chocolate really makes it even better!

~Meaghan

April @ Girl Gone Gourmet

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

I'm convinced baked goods wins friends and influences people, so I'm sure you've got a big circle of loyal friends! And as someone who's cupcake decorating skills are a level 5-year-old I am in awe of how perfect yours look - would love a box mailed to me, please!

Meaghan

Sunday 5th of March 2017

I've watched an embarrassingly large amount of cupcake decorating videos on YouTube if I'm being honest :P

~Meaghan

Mary

Monday 27th of February 2017

A baker can never have too many frosting recipes on hand. Good frosting makes or breaks a dessert for sure!

Meaghan

Sunday 5th of March 2017

Too true! I'm slowly working my way through posting some of my favorite frosting recipes :)

~Meaghan