Hot Fudge Frosting

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Recipe by  Wendy

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

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Original recipe yields 1 cup



  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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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 "dark chocolate" flavor to it, more so than hot fudge for ice cream. It's also very gooey, sticky, making it quite difficult to cut your cake. I put the whole recipe on an 8x8 cake and it probably would have been enough for a 9x13. I probably won't make this again.



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 I wanted in an old Betty Crocker cookbook - similar except only 1 tbls. corn syrup and unlike this, it hardens to a fudge-like finish. This recipe might be more suited as an ice cream topping.



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.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 190 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 31.8 g
  • 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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