I do a lot of baking, and while frostings are fairly simple, it's hard to find a good recipe for a frosting that's firm enough to pipe, holding its shape without refrigeration, that doesn't taste sickeningly sweet. This recipe is a perfect base. I did change it slightly, cutting back on the powdered sugar (a good deal) & cocoa powder (a little bit), adding between 3-4 oz melted chocolate, and added just a splash of corn syrup for a little smoothness. I also replaced the milk with half and half for extra richness. This frosting is soft, silky, and rich without being heavy. It holds its shape perfectly, too. Be -sure- to mix on medium-high speeds for several minutes. If you have problems with lumps in the frosting, make sure your cream cheese is warm enough, and mix with butter before adding the other ingredients.
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I do a lot of baking, and while frostings are fairly simple, it's hard to find a good recipe...