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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frosting


Use this to frost our Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2007


  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2/3 cup sour cream


  1. Sift sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. Put butter and cream cheese into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high until fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add sugar mixture. Mix in chocolate and sour cream. Use immediately.

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