Yield: 24

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

This Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting is creamy, rich and easy to make. Spread it over sugar cookies or cupcakes for an extra layer of decadence!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 Tablespoons milk


    1. For the frosting, beat butter and cream cheese for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy.
    2. Beat in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup and milk. Beat for an additional 3-5 minutes, adding more milk if needed to get desired consistency.
    3. Use on cake or cupcakes, or spread over chocolate brownies.


  • Makes enough frosting for a 2 layer cake or 24 cupcakes.
  • Perfect for spreading on sugar cookie bars!
  • If you want a tangier cream cheese frosting, increase cream cheese to 8 ounce. Skip the milk, and beat until smooth. It may be "softer" but perfect spread on cakes!
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days. If too hard to spread, beat with mixer again before using.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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