I have tried different recipes for chocolate icing but never found the right one that suits our taste, hence the lack of posted recipe. When I was preparing my Christmas goodies, I decided to give chocolate frosting another go for vanilla cupcakes. Still, I thought it was too sweet. I refrigerated the mixture and went ahead to make cinnamon frosting for the banana muffins I cooked at the same time with the cupcakes. I quite like it, more “cheesy” than sugary and so I concocted this frosting based on it. The result is just the perfect chocolate cream cheese frosting ever. Well, at least, for our taste. Hope it suits you, too.
50g Cream cheese
2 tbsp Margarine
1 1/2 block of our favorite mean dark chocolate (about 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch block), coarsely chopped
80g Icing sugar
Beat cream cheese and margarine together in a bowl, then beat in the chocolate and icing sugar. Heat in the microwave for about 5 seconds, then beat again until smooth and creamy. Chill in the fridge for approx. 15 minutes, then top your cupcakes with a spoonful. I sprinkled nonpareils and added chocolate chips for that extra dose of sugar.
And by the way…
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our 1st ever new year in this country where we get to celebrate first in the world! Hindi ba’t ang saya-saya?!
Para na din sa temang Freestyle ng Litratong Pinoy!