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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins


  • 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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