Birthday cake!! and the best chocolate frosting, ever.

8 servings
20 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
5 1/4 ounces natural cocoa

8 ounces heavy cream

8 ounces unsalted butter, very soft

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 tbsp cream cheese, softened

14 ounces powdered sugar, divided


  • Sift the cocoa, confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Blend well.
  • Bring the cream to a simmer on the stove or in the microwave, and whisk into the cocoa mixture. Keep whisking until it appears smooth and glossy, set aside to cool to room temp.
  • In a large mixer bowl, beat the butter, salt and 2 cups (8oz) of the powdered sugar until light and fluffy with no lumps. Beat in vanilla and cream cheese.
  • Beat in cooled chocolate mixture with mixer running on low. Be sure to scrape the bowl a few times. Set aside to cool if frosting is too loose to use immediately.
  • Use any leftovers to make graham cracker sandwiches immediately. Seriously, do this. Those are out of this world with leftovers.


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