Easy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Quick and easy chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, creamy, fudgy, perfect for cake decorating & piping cupcakes.  

Servings: 4 cups
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate frosting, homemade frosting
Calories: 777 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese Softened, Full fat
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Whole milk Or heavy cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy.

  2. Mix in vanilla extract. Keep aside.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.

  4. Gradually, add this sugar/cocoa powder mixture into the cheese mixture and mix until smooth and creamy. 

  5. If it looks too thick, add milk or heavy cream to smooth it out to your desired consistency. 

  6. Chill frosting for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to handle. 

  7. Use it to frost cakes and cupcakes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 390mg16%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 90g100%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1470IU29%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.