Chocolate Creamcheese Frosting

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I saw this frosting recipe for a cake, but thought I’d try it for the kids cupcakes. It was a nice change. You can’t go wrong adding cream cheese to anything! If you wanna try an easy and quick chocolate cupcake recipe from scratch, click Here.

LittleChefTip: Kids love decorating cupcakes. No decorating bag? No worries! Put frosting in a Ziploc bag and cut off the corner for a makeshift piping bag.  Cut the hole as small or big as you like.

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup 113 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups 340 grams powdered sugar
  • ½ cup 43 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  • Sift in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, then add the salt.
  • Mix on low speed until well combined, scrape down the bowl, then increase to medium-high speed and beat until smooth and whipped, about 1 minute.
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat on medium-high for an additional 1 minute. Recipe: Natasha'sKitchen
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