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Black Cocoa Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe (with Video)

Peanut-free, Cake, Dairy
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Recipe Time: 10min


- 1 dozen cupcakes
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 12 oz Cream cheese, room temp
- 0.25 c Heavy cream
- 4 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp black cocoa powder
- black gel food coloring
- 0.5 c Powdered sugar, adjust to taste
- star sprinkles
- edible images
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1. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, whip 12 oz cream cheese until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
2. Mix in ¼ cup heavy cream, 4 tbsp cocoa powder, and 2 tbsp black cocoa powder until fully combined.
3. If you want a darker color, add in black food coloring.
4. Add ½ cup powdered sugar.
5. Mix until combined, then taste.
6. If it is not sweet enough, add in a tbsp of powdered sugar at a time until you reach the sweetness level you like. You may use up to ¾-1 cup powdered sugar. Do not add all of the powdered sugar at once and keep an eye on its consistency, since adding too much sugar can make the frosting loose.
7. Tip: If the frosting becomes too loose, you can try adding 1 tbsp meringue powder or 2 tbsp heavy cream at a time.
8. Transfer black cocoa cream cheese frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Alternatively, you can use scissors to snip off the end of the piping bag.
9. Pipe a large dollop of black cocoa frosting on top of each cupcake. You can use an offset spatula to shape & flatten the frosting.
10. Add star sprinkles or edible images on top, and enjoy.
11. *Edible images will get soggy over time if applied directly to the frosting.

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