Has anyone ever tried this? My son asked me if I could add chocolate to his favorite cream cheese icing...I've found a recipe, but wondering if anyone has tried this and liked/disliked it?
Here is a recipe that I found online, but I've never made it :
Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ( I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa)
1 box (1 lb) confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-3 Tbsp milk
* Cream the butter and cream cheese with a mixer.
* Add the cocoa and vanilla.
* Add the confectioner's sugar in small batches and blend on low until combined. Scrape down sides with each addition.
* Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you get the consistency you desire.
Here is another recipe for white chocolate that I found here on cakecentral (Thanks to whoever posted it first):
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream
9 ounces white chocolate (good quality)
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 TBS lemon juice (preferrably fresh)
1. Break chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Place bowl over port of very hot (not boiling) water. Turn heat off, and stir choc. until all melted and smooth.
2. Beat cream cheese with flat beater until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in cooled chocolate until smoothly incorporated.
3. Beat in butter and lemon juice.
Yield: 4-3/4 cups
-If frosting is refrigerated, allow to come fully to room temp. before rebeating or it will curdle.
-If using this frosting in very hot weather, butter can be cut to as little as 1/4 cup and frosting will hold up better.
I posted a dreamy creamy white chocolate cream cheese icing - it's really yummy! Esp with red velvet!
Here's one I've been wanting to try: http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/2010/02/cream-cheese-frosting-recipe.html
I stir melted chocolate through my standard cream cheese frosting and that's always turned out well for me.
Thanks, everyone. You guys are great! I'll just have to try a few recipes and see which one my son likes the best.