Fudge Frosting

Fudge Frosting

39 Reviews 6 Pics
Recipe by  Martha

“Great fudge frosting for Chocolate Frosted Marshmallow Cookies.”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. Melt chocolate and butter in small heavy saucepan over low heat; stir to blend.
  2. Beat in powdered sugar. Beat in egg white and vanilla, adding a little water, if necessary, to make smooth, slightly soft frosting. Spoon over Chocolate Frosted Marshmallow Cookies cookies to cover marshmallows.

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I should have looked at the ingredients more closely before I started this recipe, because the uncooked egg whites bothered me a bit.... so I changed things. Instead of egg whites, I threw in some skim milk to soften the fudge up. What I ended up with is a heavenly fudge frosting. I am glad I found this one.



Perfectly fudgy with just the right level of sweetness. Many frostings tend to be way too sweet. This one has a nice, full chocolate flavor. It develops a beautiful sheen and will do your cake, cookies, brownies or cupcakes proud. I didn't even use my mixer. Just beat it by hand for a minute or so. Be aware that it will thicken as it sets. I didn't have to add any water - the consistency was just perfect as is. No trouble with its being granular. Easy, too, with a minimum of ingredients. What more could you want? A surefire winner.



Years ago Nestle used to promote its "new" product, pre-melted unsweetened chocolate, with an outrageously good brownie recipe along with an equally good fudge frosting. I think what made that frosting so exceptional was that I remember it included an egg yolk. I had measured out half an egg from the "One Bowl Brownie" recipe, and rather than discarding the other half egg, I used it to replace the egg white in this recipe. Just as that Nestle recipe with the egg yolk, this was creamy, silky smooth, fudgey bliss. So easy to mix up you don't even need an electric mixer - just beat the heck out of it with a wooden spoon until it's smooth and glossy. I added just a dribble of hot water, then poured it over my brownies (one recipe is perfect for an 8 or 9" pan) These brownies, frosted with this frosting, combined to make brownie PERFECTION. I don't know if Nestle still promotes that memorable recipe anymore, but with this fudge frosting recipe it really doesn't matter.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 84 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 25 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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