A chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Have all ingredients at room temperature. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave oven.

    Advertisement
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Pour melted chocolate into cream cheese and mix on medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and pinch of salt. Slowly mix in the confectioners sugar.

  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and increase mixer speed to medium-high. Slowly add evaporated milk until the frosting is spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

274.4 calories; 2.8 g protein; 43.5 g carbohydrates; 21.3 mg cholesterol; 85.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (180)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2008
Luscious is the best way to describe this frosting. As I read through the recipe I was a little skeptical about the fact that it called for no butter and indeed as I mixed it up I couldn't help but add a couple of tablespoons which I found made this a lot creamier. Rather than opening up a can of evaporated milk for such a small amount called for I simply used half and half (milk would be fine too) until I had the desired consistency to pipe it onto "Banana Cupcakes " also from this site. Rich chocolatey creamy and not too sweet this was simply perfect. Read More
(224)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
This was not as good as I had hoped it was just okay. It was more of a dark chocolate flavor a little bitter tasting. If you are looking for a dark chocolate flavor you will love this. If you are looking for more of a fudge flavored frosting try the recipe Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting--it is amazing! Read More
(14)
219 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 145
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2008
Luscious is the best way to describe this frosting. As I read through the recipe I was a little skeptical about the fact that it called for no butter and indeed as I mixed it up I couldn't help but add a couple of tablespoons which I found made this a lot creamier. Rather than opening up a can of evaporated milk for such a small amount called for I simply used half and half (milk would be fine too) until I had the desired consistency to pipe it onto "Banana Cupcakes " also from this site. Rich chocolatey creamy and not too sweet this was simply perfect. Read More
(224)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2004
Excellent recipe and easy. You can substitute half-n-half or milk if you don't have evaporated milk. Not too sweet and very creamy, but I had to add a little more half-n-half to get the consistency I wanted. And it's more than enough to cover a large cake and sides. Read More
(105)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2006
This was very quick and easy to whip up and spread over a layer cake. I used half fat cream cheese for a less-sinful result. I also only used around 1/3 of the sugar suggested. Even with a small amount of confectioners sugar it was a great consistency. I used 87% cocoa swiss chocolate and also added a couple of squares of white vanilla chocolate instead of using condensed milk. I changed the servings to 6 as I was frosting an 8 inch layer cake and it was to be swirled with the Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting. I had a tonne left over so it was more than enough; I think there would have been plenty to frost the 8inch layer cake on it's own. This was all used on the "Fudge Cake" recipe. It was so rich and delicious. It was perfect for a special occasion cake (in this case a birthday). I actually found the frosting quite tangy but this might be because I didn't use condensed milk and I cut the sugar so much. I do like a good tangy frosting. I would recommend this to anyone who is a chocolate lover and I think it would probably actually work best on a non-chocolate cake in order to appreciate it fully. Read More
(75)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
have to admit i did alot of tweaking on this and boy did it pay off!! normally i try to stay within the peramiter of the recipe here and am glad i do but i have been sooo tired of the sugary icing as much as i like icing!! so what i did was use 12 oz chocolate melted, 2-8 oz cream cheese & 1 cup butter, and what a treat!!! delish!! have used with white, milk and semi sweet chocolate at different times on this recipe and all have been sooo good and not soo sugary!! try it u'll love it!!! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
THIS FROSTING HAD A GREAT CONSISTENCY AND SUPERB FLAVOR. ABOUT THE ONLY THING I DID DIFFERENT WAS I ADDED 2 TEASPOON OF INSTANT COFFEE TO THE MELTED CHOCOLATE TO INTENSIFY THE FLAVOR. IT WAS SUPER SWEET AND FLAVORFUL. NEXT TIME I MAY ADD MAYBE 3/4 CUP LESS SUGAR. I ALSO USED LOW FAT CREAM CHEESE AND IT STILL CAME OUT FABULOUS. THIS IS A KEEPER FOR ANY BAKER. KUDOS TO THE RECIPE CREATOR. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
This recipe turned out great for me! The best part about it is that it's not too sweet. For those of you who are the type to scrape some of the frosting off your birthday cake. This is the recipe for you! Read More
(36)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2002
This frosting is out of this world yummy. My husband asked for some brownies with frosting and i found this recipe. I made half a batch and it was more than enough for a 9 x 13 pan even though he likes a lot of frosting. Thanks for a fabulous recipe. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2006
SO good! It turned out thick and rich almost like a fudge icing. I used it to frost David's yellow cake also from this site. Beautiful combo. I was short one square of chocolate so I used 3 TBS. cocoa powder 1 TBS. butter and melted it with the rest of the chocolate. This recipe worked out very well in my Kitchenaid. I made it for my little guy's 2nd birthday today and he loved it too! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
Loved this recipe! The only substitution I made was heavy cream for the evaporated milk. I only used the cream since I had some left in the fridge from another recipe and wanted to use it up. Not sure if the cream made it taste different... but it was delicious. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2010
This was not as good as I had hoped it was just okay. It was more of a dark chocolate flavor a little bitter tasting. If you are looking for a dark chocolate flavor you will love this. If you are looking for more of a fudge flavored frosting try the recipe Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting--it is amazing! Read More
(14)