Cream cheese frosting - only better! ;-)

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In double boiler melt chips and add heavy cream, mix until smooth take off of heat.

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  • In mixing bowl cream together sugar and cream cheese until smooth, slowly add chocolate mixture. Mixture will thicken up as the chocolate cools.

Nutrition Facts

79.5 calories; 1 g protein; 6 g carbohydrates; 13.7 mg cholesterol; 29.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (112)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2010
After reading a number of reviews with suggestions to add butter and/or powdered sugar I at first made notes to myself to keep that in mind and do that when I made this. For whatever reason in the end I decided against that opting to make the frosting exactly as the recipe directed. And what a reward I got for that! This is rich smooth super chocolatey and not too sweet - but certainly sweet enough. One reviewer said it best when she called this a "frosting for grown-ups." When some of the reviewers described this as not sweet enough I knew this was just what I was after and would be perfect for the cupcakes I made with "A-Number-1 Banana Cake " also from this site. After mixing it up I refrigerated it and checked it every 15 minutes or so giving it a stir and repeating until I had a thick enough consistency for piping. The texture alone is a good reason to try this - this is real frosting and a simply excellent recipe. Also - this was just the right amount to frost 24 cupcakes and would also work for a 9x13" cake. If I were to use this for a layer cake however particularly if I planned to pipe any decorations or borders I would double the recipe - better to have some left over than not enough! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2005
This recipe seemed like it had all the good stuff in it--but we (my family) all thought it was a bit too bitter. It either needs more sugar or milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet. It has a wonderful creamy texture though and lots of potential. Read More
(19)
126 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
After reading a number of reviews with suggestions to add butter and/or powdered sugar I at first made notes to myself to keep that in mind and do that when I made this. For whatever reason in the end I decided against that opting to make the frosting exactly as the recipe directed. And what a reward I got for that! This is rich smooth super chocolatey and not too sweet - but certainly sweet enough. One reviewer said it best when she called this a "frosting for grown-ups." When some of the reviewers described this as not sweet enough I knew this was just what I was after and would be perfect for the cupcakes I made with "A-Number-1 Banana Cake " also from this site. After mixing it up I refrigerated it and checked it every 15 minutes or so giving it a stir and repeating until I had a thick enough consistency for piping. The texture alone is a good reason to try this - this is real frosting and a simply excellent recipe. Also - this was just the right amount to frost 24 cupcakes and would also work for a 9x13" cake. If I were to use this for a layer cake however particularly if I planned to pipe any decorations or borders I would double the recipe - better to have some left over than not enough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
Wow. Creamy and perfect chocolate-to-cream-cheese flavor balance. And EASY; don't be threatened by the double-boiler thing--just fill a pan with a couple of inches of water put your chocolate and cream in another smaller pan and hold it in the water to melt the chocolate. When the chocolate is nearly all melted (but not all) remove it from the boiling water and stir until creamy and smooth and fully melted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I don't usually like icing - it's usually way too sweet and the sugar gritting under my teeth makes me gag. However this is a great icing - rich chocolate flavor and the cream cheese gives it a nice "tang". This is more like a fudge or truffle-y flavor than your typical concoction. Finally frosting for grown-ups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2008
Didn't have heavy whipping cream so just used a splash of milk. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2005
This recipe seemed like it had all the good stuff in it--but we (my family) all thought it was a bit too bitter. It either needs more sugar or milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet. It has a wonderful creamy texture though and lots of potential. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I really like this recipe. I made this for my niece's birthday. I used it on the Deep Dark Chocolate Cake from Hershey's and I put cherry filling between the layers. It was a great success and several people asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
Though it's not in my nature to give bad reviews this was just horrible! I used high quality ingredients and followed the recipe exactly and it was unbearably biting (even my husband who loves dark chocolate could not stand it). I added another full cup of cream and extra pow. sugar (and then regular sugar as well) and it was very barely edible. I honestly don't understand the high reviews! I regret wasting the last of my good chocolate on this. I'll be having my cupcakes plain tonight! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
Loved the smooth texture and slight tang. I did add more powdered sugar since I used 60% cacao chips. I probably added 3/4 c. sugar total. I also added about 3 T. butter to make the frosting creamier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Very good on Hershey's Quick and Easy Fudgey Brownies. Read More
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