Simple Chocolate Frosting

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 4:00 PM, February 11, 2009

Aired February 11, 2009

Serves enough to frost 1 cake or 16 eclairs
1/2 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder until incorporated and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and beat until smooth.