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Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


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!!!

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Cindy Gibbs ยป about

Hi, I'm Cindy, born and raised in the Bluegras State. The food at My Country Table is homestyle, savory, southern and sweet, where I love to revive the old fashioned forgotten recipes of years past and test new ones as well. Please come join me at My Country Table.