Chocolate Icing

Chocolate Icing

138 Reviews 5 Pics
Recipe by  Chas

“Rich chocolate fudge icing.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then add milk. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Sift together cocoa and confectioners sugar. Blend into butter mixture and add vanilla. If consistency is too stiff, add more milk.
  3. Spread Quickly over cooled cake, as frosting will set up very fast.

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Jenny Benny

Jenny Benny

SO GOOD!!! It needed tweaking for my 2 layer 9 inch cake. If you follow the directions it is VERY thick and hard for icing a cake but great for brownies. For the cake I used 3 Tbsp of milk and 2 tbsp cocoa for a single batch. Because it sets up so quickly I made 2 seperate double batches, one for the middle of the cake using the original thick recipe, frosted it, then made the second double batch tweaked for spreadability for the outside of the cake. It is glorious... and I don't even like chocolate!

Magick Dawn

Magick Dawn

This recipe was excellent - I added a few semi-sweet chocolate chips to tbe melted butter and sugar mixture while still warm, and it turned out rich, velvety and chocolatey! I kept the icing in the saucepan while spreading it on the cake, so that when it began to set somewhat, I would just warm it up on minimum heat with a bit more milk and I could continue to work with it. A total hit and a keeper of a recipe!



Outstanding!! I did add 1/2 cup of Chocolate cocolate chips to the butter & brown sugar mixture to make it a little more fudgy. It got raves from my company. I will use it frequently.

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Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 157 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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