Decadent indeed, this frosting is a chocolate lover's dream come true. Creme fraiche offsets some of the richness. Use it to frost vanilla cake (or chocolate if you're a chocoholic).


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
Makes 7 1/2 cups (enough to frost one 8-inch layer cake)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Sift together sugar, cocoa powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; gradually beat into cream cheese mixture. With machine running, pour in melted chocolate in a slow, steady stream. Beat in creme fraiche until well combined. If frosting doesn't seem firm enough, refrigerate for 10 minutes. Beat before using.


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This is the best chocolate frosting! It's so creamy and tasty. When you stick the leftovers in the fridge for a bit, it tastes just like fudge. I use it on cupcakes. This recipe makes WAY too much for 24 cupcakes, though. I'd halve it.