Dessert lovers know the importance of the perfect topping. Chocolate aficionados, in particular, relish a creamy chocolate frosting. Have you ever considered combining cream cheese with chocolate? Trust us, it’s a match made in dessert heaven.
Enter: Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. This delectable combination is the perfect topping for any dessert, from cakes and cupcakes to brownies and cookies. It’s rich, creamy, and full of flavor, with a tangy twist from the cream cheese that perfectly balances out the sweetness of the chocolate.
But how do you make this heavenly topping? It’s actually easier than you might think. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:
• 8 oz cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a Ventray Stand Mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
2. Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar, mix until well combined.
3. Mix in melted chocolate and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Use immediately to frost cakes or cupcakes. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
When it comes to pairing flavors with chocolate cream cheese frosting, the possibilities are endless. This rich and creamy frosting recipe is versatile and pairs well with a variety of desserts. Here are some of our favorite desserts to pair with chocolate frosting:
• Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
• Chocolate Cake
• Double Chocolate Layer Cake
• White Cake
Check out additional dessert ideas that complement chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Yes, chocolate cream cheese frosting should be refrigerated if not consumed immediately. Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Allow the frosting to come to room temperature before using it again.
• Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
• Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
• Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
• Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Explore additional cream cheese frosting recipes.
Yes, you can add cocoa powder to canned cream cheese frosting to give it a chocolate flavor. Start with a small amount and gradually add more to achieve the desired level of chocolate flavor.
There are several ingredients you can add to cream cheese frosting to enhance its flavor, including vanilla/coconut extract, salt, monk fruit sweetener, lemon zest, cocoa powder, heavy cream, or espresso powder. A small amount of any of these ingredients can take your frosting to the next level.
In terms of ingredients, chocolate cream cheese icing and chocolate cream cheese frosting are the same. However, “icing” is typically thinner and more liquidy, while “frosting” is thicker and used for spreading or piping.
And there you have it – the perfect topping for any dessert. Not only does chocolate cream cheese frosting taste amazing, but it also adds a beautiful, velvety, fluffy texture to your treats that’s sure to impress your friends and family.
But don’t just take our word for it – give it a try for yourself and see what all the fuss is about. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and will elevate any dessert to the next level. So go ahead and indulge – you deserve it!