Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Servings: 3 cups frosting 8 oz package cream cheese, room temp 8 Tbsp 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp 3 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

In the bowl of an electric mixer using paddle attachment (or using an electric hand mixer with a large bowl), beat together 8 oz cream cheese with 8 Tbsp butter on medium/high speed until creamy (3 min), scraping down the bowl as needed.

Sift in 3 cups powdered sugar with 1/2 cup cocoa powder to ensure there are no lumps then add 1/4 tsp salt. 

Mix on low speed until well combined, scrape down the bowl well then increase to medium/high speed and beat until smooth and whipped (1 min).

Add 1 tsp vanilla and beat on medium/high until smooth (1 min).

Now it's ready to be piped onto cooled cupcakes.

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