Dark Chocolate Cheese Frosting




This is a delicious chocolate frosting made with Philadelphia Chocolate Cream Cheese.

 Dark Chocolate Cheese Frosting

  • 14 oz. (400 g) chocolate
  • 1 ½ cup (350 g) butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup (100 g) powdered sugar
  • 3 ½ tablespoon (25 g) cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons (50 ml) boiling water
  • 7 oz. (200 g) Philadelphia Chocolate Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • Melt the chocolate, set aside to cool completely.


Put the butter and powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.


Mix together the cocoa powder and the water.


Add the melted chocolate, cocoa mixture and the chocolate cream cheese to the mixing bowl. Add a little coffee for a mocca flavor (optional).



Mix until fluffy.




Add a few teaspoons strong coffee to the frosting to create a lovely mocca flavor.

If you like the flavor of caramel just add 2 tablespoons dulche de leche, or similar.


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18 Comments on Dark Chocolate Cheese Frosting

  1. Juliane
    2013/02/22 at 12:54 (4 years ago)

    Hei 🙂

    Hvor mange cupcakes blir dette frosting til?? Mvh Juliane

  2. kari
    2013/03/12 at 18:59 (4 years ago)

    De så helt fantastiske ut, men er det en spesiell type sjokolade du bruker i frostingen? Eller er det samme hvilken man tar?

  3. Frida
    2013/03/27 at 17:38 (4 years ago)

    Hvor mange cupcakes vil denne frostingen holde til?? Tenkte å prøve å lage dine Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes med denne frostingen, men er litt usikker på om det ville bli godt eller bli kvalmende.

  4. ganny
    2013/12/06 at 16:34 (3 years ago)

    hello there…is it philadelphiaost with Freia chocolate same as nutella?

  5. Ingelin
    2013/12/07 at 17:33 (3 years ago)

    Hei, hva er det mørke i den lille skålen? Er det kaffe eller vaniljeekstrakt? 

    • Manuela
      2013/12/08 at 08:48 (3 years ago)

      Hei Ingelin,
      Det er kaffe om man ønsker mokka smak. Bra at du så det. skal oppdatere. Tusen takk.

  6. Olia
    2014/03/24 at 21:39 (3 years ago)

    Hello Manuela !I’m from Russia .I want to tell you u’ve got a wonderful site ,I’m happy to find it !Waiting your books to be translated in my language 🙂 I’ve got one question about this recipe ,can I use common philadelphia ,cause chocolate is not sold here ,maybe it’s possible just to add more chocolate or cocao?

    • Team Passion4Baking
      2014/05/31 at 20:35 (2 years ago)

      Hello Olia and Virly Amalia, you can use regular cream cheese, just one extra tablespoonful of cocoa powder and a little extra powdered sugar to taste.

      -Team Passion4Baking

  7. virly amalia
    2014/03/28 at 08:49 (3 years ago)

    Hi, can I replace the Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese with just cream cheese? We don’t have that here ♥

  8. Fernanda
    2014/10/04 at 16:05 (2 years ago)

    Can I use the normal cream cheese?

    • Team Passion4Baking
      2014/10/05 at 09:59 (2 years ago)

      Hi Fernanda, you can indeed just use normal cream cheese, but you may want to add a little extra cocoa powder if you do.
      Happy baking!

      -Team Passion4Baking

  9. Carolyn
    2014/10/06 at 03:11 (2 years ago)

    Hi, can I remove the chocolate used in this recipe to make regular cream cheese frosting instead? 

  10. Tarlan
    2015/02/09 at 14:21 (2 years ago)

    İ used this frosting but it tastes butter 

  11. Neha
    2015/09/08 at 18:11 (1 year ago)

    My cake came out very tasty….thank you for the amazing recipe…my question is 
    a)-few ingredient 200gm is 1 cup and 1 ingredient 250gm is 1 cup…so which one shall we follow
    b)-what do I do with the extra Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese

    • Team Passion4Baking
      2015/09/09 at 18:15 (1 year ago)

      Hi Neha, the grams and cup measurements vary according to type of ingredient. 1 cup flour, for instance, doesn’t weight the same as 1 cup butter.
      Cream cheese can be used in many recipes, or just as a spread on a piece of toast.

      -Team Passion4Baking

  12. Manuela
    2013/01/06 at 21:55 (4 years ago)

    flinke deg , disse cupcakes ser helt nyddelig ut…


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