Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

This chocolate cream cheese frosting is thick, creamy, silky smooth, and not too sweet. It pipes beautifully onto cupcakes or cakes and is surprisingly easy to make.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  2. 8 oz cream cheese softened
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  6. 3 cups powdered sugar
  7. 1-2 tablespoons whipping cream as needed


  • In a large bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Beat in the cream cheese until evenly combined. Then add in the vanilla extract & salt.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the cocoa powder & powdered sugar. Whisk them gently.
  • With the mixer on low speed, carefully beat the cocoa & powdered sugar into the butter mixture.