Favorite Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Recipe

About the only frosting I love as much as my favorite vanilla frosting...

...is this chocolate frosting with some cream cheese thrown in for some extra richness and a tiny bit of tang! I've had plenty of people tell me they ate a piece of cake or a cupcake 'just for that frosting!' 😉 

Give it a try and let me know what you think! Recipe below! 

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Favorite Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Recipe

(makes enough for a 3-layer 8-inch cake or generously frosts 24 cupcakes) 
8 oz (one package) cream cheese, softened
16 Tablespoons (two sticks) butter, softened
5 ½ -6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
4-6 Tablespoons milk
1 T vanilla extract
1/4 t. salt (if using unsalted butter)
Beat together softened cream cheese and butter; slowly add in powdered sugar alternating with cocoa powder and milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Add vanilla and salt if needed and beat until well combined.

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