Best Chocolate Frosting! Whipped Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
The Best Chocolate Frosting!! This chocolate cream cheese frosting is easy to make, silky smooth and pipes beautifully. |
This chocolate cream cheese frosting is a chocolate lovers dream. Frosts 18-24 cupcakes or an 8 or 9-inch two layer round cake.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $4-$6
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


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Add 1 tsp vanilla and beat on medium/high until smooth (1 min). Now it's ready to be piped onto cooled cupcakes.

Recipe Notes

It's best to pipe the frosting on after it is made. If you refrigerate the frosting, it will need a little time at room temp to soften and become pipe-able.