Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

The amounts stated are enough to frost the top of a 13 x 9-inch sheet cake, to frost and fill a layer cake double the amounts, this frosting freezes very well so make a double recipe and freeze for the next time, the confectioners sugar and cocoa must be sifted first.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 13 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (must be sifted, may need a little more)
  • 13 cup good-quality unsweetened baking cocoa, sifted
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 3 -4 tablespoons light cream (or use heavy whipping cream)
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla


  1. In a mixing bow beat cream cheese with butter until smooth.
  2. Add in all remaining ingredients (starting with 3 tablespoons cream) and beat until smooth and fluffy adding in more cream or confectioners sugar is needed until desired consistancy is achieved.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious chocolate frosting!

5 5

Yummy as usual! Thanks for all the great recipes! I wouldn't change a thing. Even the cheap chocolate I used tasted great.

5 5

Made to spread on some brownies I made. What a nice change! I can't wait to make a cake and use it!