Monday, March 9, 2009

Cinnamon-Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting From "The Cake Doctor" - Tauni Paul

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Place the cream cheese and the butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until well combined, 30 seconds. Stop the machine. Add the cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and 3 3/4 cups of the powdered sugar. Blend with the mixer on low speed until the ingredients are moistened, 30 seconds. Add more sugar if the frosting seems too thin. Increase the speed to medium and beat until the frosting is fluffy, 2 minutes more.

Use to frost the top and sides of the cake of your choice. Or use recipe below.