Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Decadent indeed, this frosting is a chocolate lover's dream come true. Creme fraiche offsets some of the richness. Use it to frost vanilla cake (or chocolate if you're a chocoholic).

Photo by kimber m.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

cups

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 12

    ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1/2

    sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 1/2

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1/2

    cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Salt

  • 1

    pound two ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

  • 1 1/2

    cups creme fraiche or sour cream

Directions

1.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 creme fraiche until well combined. If frosting doesn't seem firm enough, refrigerate for 10 minutes. Beat before using

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