Creamy Chocolate Frosting II34 Reviews
- Prep: 5 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 15 min
“This is an old family recipe that is a classic. It makes enough to frost a one-layer 9 inch cake.” - by FREDDIESHREDDIE
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir constantly until melted and well blended. Add the vanilla and sugar; beat with an electric mixer. Add water gradually as you beat until it is a spreadable consistency.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 237 cal
- 8.8 g
- 42.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (34)Rate This Recipe
"I sifted the powdered sugar first since I've previously used unsifted sugar and couldn't get the lumps out. I needed less than the 1/4 cup of water to get the right consistance for my tube pan cake. ..." See more The icing has a shiny look and a fabulous taste. This will be my new favorite chocolate frosting! If you're making a layer cake I would double the recipe."
"Great base recipe. I just made a few changes after reading other reviews. I used 3 squares of chocolate, then instead of adding all 2 cups of sugar at once, I added one cup, then slowly added the wa..." See moreter. Then I added more sugar until I got the taste I wanted, worked out to about 1 1/2 cups. The full 2 cups would have been way to sweet for my liking."
"I thought this frosting was just OK. It was very easy to make which is a plus but it set very quickly and became very hard. I guess I prefer a creamier frosting. Maybe I should have added even more..." See more water. I also thought the taste veered towards sugary sweet rather than chocolatey. I would make it again in a pinch but wouldn't be my go to frosting."
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