2Chocolate cream cheese frosting:
Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Gradually add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder, beating well.
Gradually beat in remaining powered sugar until smooth.
Beat in milk to reach spreading consistency.
Makes about 3 ½ cups frosting.
In a heavy saucepan combine chocolate and butter over low heat stirring constantly until chocolate begins to melt.
Immediately remove from heat; stir until smooth. Set aside.
In another saucepan stir together whipping cream and corn syrup. Bring mixture to gentle boil.
Reduce heat. Cook, uncovered for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate mixture. Cool to room temperature before using to decorate cake. Makes about 2/3 cup.
Place glaze in refrigerator to cool, but check often until a thread holds its shape.