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Chocolate Frosting for Cocoa Buttermilk Cake

Use this chocolate frosting in our Cocoa Buttermilk Cake.

  • Yield: Makes about 7 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006


  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 18 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream


  1. Sift sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into a large bowl. Put cream cheese and butter into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add sugar mixture; mix until combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in chocolate and sour cream. Use immediately.

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