Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Caroline's Chocolate Fudge Frosting

253 Reviews 30 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  Carrie Reynolds

“A good fudgy frosting for cake or cupcakes.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 cake or 2 dozen cupcakes



  1. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave, or in the top of a double boiler. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the milk. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture. Add remaining milk, a little at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Let stand until spreadable (frosting will thicken as it cools).

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I have been using this frosting recipe for almost 50 years! If you want a "bittersweet" frosting, leave off the vanilla. I do not add it anymore, and we like it better. Can easily add another square of chocolate for even fudgier frosting. I often halve the sugar & butter and use 2 sqs. of chocolate for 13X9 cakes. Save a lot of fat gms. and calories, and my husband never knows the difference. If you make a layer cake, you must use the full recipe. I usually need only 1/3 C milk for the right consistency. Whip the frosting on high for a couple of mins. to make it fluffier.



Wow...what an incredibly beautiful frosting! Smooth, shiny, spreadable, decadently fudgey and creamy, this is without a doubt one of the best chocolate fudge frostings ever. I used 4 ounces of fine quality chocolate and 1/2 cup milk and it was simply perfect, ready to spread after standing about 5-10 minutes. My only suggestion would be that while this is adequate for a 13x9" cake, my 2-layer cake could easily have used another half recipe, even a double recipe if decorated.

Valerie's Kitchen

Valerie's Kitchen

This recipe is very close to the recipe printed on the Baker's unsweetened chocolate box. The Baker's recipe calls for an extra square of chocolate (4 oz. total) and 1/3 cup milk. When I saw the comments from other reviewers that it wasn't enough chocolate and too much milk I just went with the Baker's recipe.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 258 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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