This recipe makes just enough frosting for our Bear Cake.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Beat together cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth. Sift together confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually beat sugar mixture into cream-cheese mixture, and beat until combined. Slowly pour in melted chocolate as you continue to beat. Add sour cream, and beat until smooth. Use immediately. Or refrigerate, covered, up to 3 days; bring to room temperature, and beat with a mixer on low speed until smooth before using.


Reviews (2)

24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
I was concerned about making this after reading the previous review, but I thought with the ingredients listed, how could it be awful? So I made it, and it was wonderful!!! In fact the tastiest frosting I've ever made. Delicious and not sickly sweet, just rich and chocolately. It is a little bit on the expensive side to make, but IMO worth it. (Now if only I hadn't accidentaly added salt twice, my bear cake would be perfect!)
Rating: 1 stars
This frosting is AWFUL!! I spend over $20 between the pound of bittersweet chocolate (4 bars at $5 a bar!), two blocks of cream cheese, and a tub of sour cream. I had high hopes, but once it was finished it was completely inedible! I thought maybe it just needed to go on cake, but no. Still awful. With a broken heart I threw out all 9 cups of it and used a different recipe that I found online. Don't waste your money.