Sweet Treats Recipe: Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

I’ve recently discovered that some people define icing and frosting as two different things.  Where I come from, icing is what you put on a cake and frosting is considered the American term for the same thing.  So I’m going to call this icing.

Whatever you call it, it is Yummy McYumpants.  Not to mention super easy.  Once you’ve had this icing, you’ll never want that icingsugar-cocoa-butter crap again!

I got the recipe from this Masterchef recipe.  I haven’t tried the actual cake in it though so I can’t recommend it.  I do, however, recommend this yummy Milk Chocolate Mud Cake .


50 g butter, softened
250 g cream cheese
1 cup (160 g) icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup (25 g) cocoa, sifted


Place the butter and cream cheese together in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy.

Add the icing sugar and cocoa, and beat until light and fluffy.


Didn’t I tell you it was easy?!  You can use an electric beating contraption if you have one… I don’t, so trust me, good old elbow grease works too!

Oh, and the final step – smear all over a really yummy cake (and then lick the spoon.  A few times).