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Thick Ghostly Chocolate Frosting

This frosting is part of the recipe for Ghost Cupcakes.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups
Thick Ghostly Chocolate Frosting

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008


  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Sift sugar, cocoa, and salt into a medium bowl. Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Reduce speed to low, and slowly add sugar mixture until incorporated. Beat in sour cream, scrape bowl, then beat in melted chocolate. Beat mixture on medium speed until glossy and smooth. Use immediately (or cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days; beat with a spatula before using).

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