Hot Fudge Frosting


"This fudgy frosting will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator."


servings 190 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan on very low heat, carefully melt the chocolate and butter, stirring constantly. Add the corn syrup, sugar, and milk. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a boil, and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring only occasionally, until the mixture becomes a candy-like, gooey fudge. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let chill to spreadable consistency.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I'm of two minds about this frosting. My husband took one bite of the cake it was on and pushed his plate away saying "too bitter!". I didn't think it was too bitter, but it definitely has a "da...

I made this in search for a fudge cake frosting my mom and grandma used to make. I would not recommend this for a cake frosting - it was too gooey and stuck to everything. I found the frosting...

This was a good hot fudge recipe. But I do have to say that this definitely not a fluffy frosting recipe. It is more like an ice cream topping. But very good otherwise.

Hello there, Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it and the frosting and put over a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. It kept it moist. The frosting was a little bit grainy. However...

This frosting was definitly reminiscent of hot fudge in texture and taste. It also sealed in the moisture of the cake well, but it was somewhat hard to work with. There is a very fine line bet...

I followed the recipe exactly as it was directed, but mine didn't turn out good. I can't use it bec it didn't taste good.

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We found this frosting to be somewhat bitter. The Karo Syrup and only 1/2 cup sugar just didn't make it sweet enough.

Do NOT overcook this recipe! I thought I could maybe make it more frosting-like rather than heavy syrup, but I ended up with a wonderful "Tootsie Roll" type candy instead. I managed to unload so...