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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!!!

I hope you make and enjoy this yummy frosting on a cake or cupcakes!

Here’s the recipe…



Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15


A creamy milk chocolate frosting with milk chocolate chips, cream cheese and added cocoa for richness.



  • 1 package cream cheese, softened, 8 ounce
  • 1 stick real butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. Place cream cheese in the large bowl of a stand mixer, or use a hand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whisk the cream cheese until it is creamy and free of all lumps.
  2. Add the butter, cocoa, vanilla and salt and whisk on medium speed until all ingredients are combined and mixture is light and creamy.
  3. Add the melted chocolate chips and whisk on medium speed for about 30 seconds to incorporate.
  4. Add the sugar on low speed, one cup at a time until incorporated. Mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds until frosting is very creamy and smooth.


  1. Frosts one 9 inch two layer cake or 24 cupcakes.


  • I prefer to use the whisk attachment when mixing cream cheese. It seems to remove the lumps easier than the paddle attachment.
  • Always whisk cream cheese by itself until it’s free of all lumps before adding additional ingredients.
  • Refrigerate frosting if not using the same day.


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