My friend Shirley requests that I make her the same cake each year for her birthday. This year was no exception. Yellow cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting. She’s also a little bit picky, I might add. She doesn’t like dark chocolate frosting or any kind of whipped frosting. She doesn’t like cakes that have a mousse filling inside either. Just plain ole’ yellow cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting, so that’s what she gets. Oh yes, and it usually has a miniature elephant on top, her favorite animal. Last year, I actually placed a small pile of poop behind the elephant just for laughs. This year I decided to be nice.
When I make chocolate frosting, I love to use bittersweet cocoa for a deep rich chocolate flavor. However, for this recipe I also added some milk chocolate chips to lighten up the flavor for Miss Shirley. The cocoa gives this frosting a rich chocolate flavor and the milk chocolate chips mellow out the bittersweet flavor without taking away the richness. The addition of cream cheese and powdered sugar bring everything to a happy meeting place. We’re talking yum factor here!!
This frosting is so quick and easy to make…
All I did was whisk some cream cheese until it was light and creamy. I mixed in some butter cocoa and vanilla and whisked it again until light and creamy. Then I added some melted chocolate chips to the mix and lastly some powdered sugar. How easy!!!