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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

If you think regular cream cheese frosting is great, wait until you try this Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting! It's silky, undeniably creamy, and delicious - a perfect complement to your favorite cake or cupcake!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 28
Calories: 243kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups butter unsalted, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 7 cups icing sugar same as confectioners sugar or powdered sugar


  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. You can use either a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  • Add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and espresso powder to the bowl. Beat until well combined.
  • Beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. If the frosting is too thick add a bit of milk, but this should be very thick frosting and will thicken even more when refrigerated.


  1. Yields about 6 to 7 cups of frosting.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg