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Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

The best dang frosting you'll ever have!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert


  • 12 oz full fat cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • tsp salt (or more if needed)


  • Beat softened butter and cream cheese together on medium high speed until fully combined (about 2 minutes). Scrape down the bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, heavy cream, and milk. Start mixer on low for 30 seconds. Bump speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl, taste, and add more salt if needed.
  • If frosting is too thick, add 1 tbsp milk. If frosting is too thin, add 1/4 cup powdered sugar.