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My Favorite Chocolate Frosting


I titled this post as “My favorite” to let you all know that out of the different variations I have tried that this one (in my opinion) is tops!  If you remember last week I did this with “My favorite” pizza crust recipe because well out of the 5 or so recipes I have tried over the years this one screamed out to me and is my very favorite one.   I am hoping that you trust my taste buds and give these recipes a try!

The reason this particular chocolate frosting recipe is “My favorite” is that the flavor was so creamy and the texture was so silky.  It’s not over-the-top sweet or too chocolaty it has all the great quality I want in a chocolate frosting.  You could pair it up with any cupcake flavor imaginable and it would be the star of the show!


12 oz.. cream cheese, softened
1 11/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
18 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
1 1/2 cups sour cream


Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Sift together sugar, cocoa powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; gradually beat into cream cheese mixture. With machine running, pour in melted chocolate in a slow, steady stream. Beat in sour cream until well combined. If frosting doesn’t seem firm enough, refrigerate for 10 minutes. Beat before using.

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