I was baking cupcakes and trying to find a good chocolate frosting recipe that didn’t taste like pure sugar. After a few unsuccessful attempts and a new craving for coconut cake, I found what had been missing. Cream Cheese! The coconut cake frosting I made had a cream cheese base and it dawned on me that’s what I should use for most frostings. A few weeks passed and I tried it, chocolate frosting with a cream cheese base. It called for half the amount of powdered sugar which was a good sign in itself. After it was made I put it in the fridge to harden, well when I pulled it out I thought I had screwed up because it was too hard. I mixed it up and it was perfect, the cream base combined with the coldness make it so easy to spread. Anyways, here she is!

100 chocolate wafers, melted (8 ounces)
6 ounces of Philly’s cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. milk
2 c. powdered confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt chocolate; cool slightly. Blend in cheese and milk. Add sugar gradually. Stir in vanilla. Frosts two 8″ layers.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Cupcake

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