French Silk Frosting

French Silk Frosting

75 Reviews 13 Pics
Recipe by  Ginger

“A nice light chocolate frosting that has the appearance of silk.”

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Original recipe yields 1 frosting for 2 - 9 inch layer



  1. In a medium bowl, blend confectioners sugar, butter, melted chocolate and vanilla on low speed. Increase speed to high. Gradually add milk; beat until smooth and fluffy.

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This really does taste like French Silk Pie! I was both surprised and impressed! (And I couldn't stop tasting it, telling myself I had to make sure it was sweet enough, chocolatey enough, the proper consistency, etc., etc...yeah, right) It is light, fluffy, and mildly chocolate - just like French Silk Pie! It spreads like a dream and makes the cake look like you just have to dive right in for a piece. Wanting to make sure I had enough to amply frost a layer cake I scaled the recipe to 18 servings and it was just the right amount. Using pre-melted unsweetened chocolate in the envelopes made this a snap to make quickly. Didn't have milk but I had cream leftover from "Whipped Cream Cake II" and it worked well. Awesome good frosting.



THIS IS THE BEST, BEST, BEST FROSTING!!!! There need be NO other chocolate frosting recipes after this one! Also, it is TOO easy to be so smooth and delicious ! Most chocolate frosting recipes are too thick and heavy, but this is very close to the flavor and texture of French Silk Pie! I LOVE THIS FROSTING! It frosted and filled my 8 inch layer cake well and I added just a splash more milk...I might double it for a 9 inch layer cake cause it's SOOOO GOOD!! Truly, outstanding...light and chocolaty!

Lauren Koblara

Lauren Koblara

This is really tasty, first time for me making frosting so I think it came out really well. I didn't have bakers chocolate so i used baking cocoa and added more milk... didn't hurt the frosting at all. very yummy!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 220 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 75 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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