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The Best Chocolate Frosting

I am taking Chocolate Zucchini Cake to a church dinner tomorrow. I don’t usually frost this cake, but since I am taking it somewhere I decided to splurge and frost it. Like most things, I have several frosting recipes that I use. It depends on what cake it is, which frosting I use.

The frosting I used tonight is by far the one I use the most. It is a no fail, quick, and easy frosting. And it is good on just about any cake. It will make a simple box cake seem homemade and wonderful. The recipe came from the cookbook “The Cake Mix Doctor.” But I have seen this recipe a lot of different places.

If you need a chocolate fix give it a try. And if you have just a little left over, try it spread on graham crackers. It is a great way to use up a little bit of frosting.

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  1. If this recipe is like your other cream cheese frosting recipe (from the banana bars), I’m trying it. I loved those banana bars and the main reason was the frosting! Thanks for great chocolate stuff this week – the chocolate mousse recipe looks so easy and good, I’m going to try it.


  2. Jill, this recipe is basically the choc. version of the one on the banana bars. It is so good. Let me know what you think. I love choc. if you can’t tell. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    Oh my goodness, Lynn. This looks delicious. I so glad you posted something, after all. Yummy.

  4. This looks so good! I have never added the cream cheese before to frosting…it sounds fantastic. I can not wait to try.

    Thanks for joining us at TMTT!

  5. Thanks, I have been looking for a tasty gluten free frosting recipe. I have tried several others and they were just so-so. Rather than vanilla I may try the new mocha extract I just found…

  6. Vanessa says:

    Is the cream cheese like philadelphia style? what do you use?

  7. hmmmm, I must have done something incorrectly (added too much vanilla, I think) as mine was thin-ish. the flavor is there though. thanks for the recipe!

  8. Very yummy. I especially like how it is fluffy and spreads so well on a layer cake. It’s a keeper.

  9. I completely agree on the homemade frosting thing, so much better than store bought! I needed a good choc frosting recipe for my husband’s birthday cake. This is so tasty! I can hardly keep the kids out of it….and I *might* be guilty of eating several large globs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope we don’t eat it all before the cake is done!

  10. Hey Lynn,
    Im making a cake for my sisters graduation, would this frosting be suitable to ice the cake with then cover with fondant icing? Also do you have a specific sponge cake recipe that would make the perfect fondant covered cake?
    Many Thanks x

    • I am not sure on that. I have never worked more with fondant, so I really don’t know. Sorry I can’t help with that more.

  11. Found this from Pinterest! I was a little concerned with chocolate cream cheese frosting (have you tried chocolate yogurt? I do not like that stuff at all), but I tried this recipe anyways because it really did look good, and yup, it was yummy! It reminded me of a milk chocolate type frosting because of the sweet creamyness! I doubled the recipe and was able to layer and frost a three layer 9 inch. Thanks for posting this!
    Nomi >^,,^<

  12. Lynn,
    Can you really taste the cream cheese in this or does it just add to the creaminess? My husband won’t eat anything with cream cheese but he loves chocolate so I’m trying to decide if I should try it. Thanks.

    • You can taste the cream cheese in this. It is not strong because it is chocolate, but it is definitely there. My daughter makes a chocolate frosting that doesn’t contain cream cheese. I will try to share that sometime soon.

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