This versatile and creamy concoction can be used to top anything that makes sense to be topped with chocolate frosting. Keep in mind, we are all different so what makes sense to you might not make sense to me.
That is ok.
I support anyone exercising their free will as long as it does not cause violence or harm to others, so you go right ahead and top that potato chip with chocolate frosting if that is what your heart desires. You do you!
Straightforward Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Package Cream Cheese, 8 oz.
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, 8 Tbs.
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
½ Cup Cocoa Powder
½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
Make sure the butter and cream cheese are at room temperature. Leaving them out overnight in anticipation of frosting making is ideal, but sometimes frosting is a last minute thing. A simple way to soften your butter and cream cheese swiftly is to place both into a small plastic bag (or zippy bag as I like to call them), put a stopper in one side of the sink to fill it with enough warm water to immerse the bag and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. The butter and cream cheese will become a much more desirable consistency.
- Cream together the butter and cream cheese using an electric mixer
- Toss in the vanilla and kosher salt
- Incorporate the powdered sugar, followed by the cocoa powder (sifting these might not be a bad idea, but I was lazy and did not do it at this junction and it was fine)
- Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure proper mixing of the ingredients
Voila! Frosting is served.
In this instance, I went the route of crafting miniature cookie cakes to present to a friend the day after her birthday – which I didn’t know about because social media failed to tell me in time…and because I am a terrible person.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Large Granule Sea Salt for Garnish
Colorful Star Sprinkles
Swirl a generous portion of frosting on top of whatever your favorite chocolate chip cookie might be. Top with sprinkles and a scant touch of sea salt.
Better late than never, especially when it comes to dessert!