2 pkg (8-oz each) cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
White sugar pearls for decorating, if desired
Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted; set aside.
Beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 4 minutes.
Using a rubber or silicone spatula, gently fold the melted chocolate into the butter mixture.
Yield: Will frost and fill a two layer cake.
Note: This frosting may be covered and refrigerated up to two days. Right before using, beat with a mixer to soften.
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