Fudgy Chocolate Icing

Fudgy Chocolate Icing


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About this recipe: An incredibly delicious icing, which is quick and easy to make. It's sweet, chocolately and oh-so-fudgy. Spread on cakes, muffins or cupcakes.


Serves: 10 

  • 60g butter
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 180g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

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

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Reviews (4)


I needed to ice some chocolate muffins in a hurry that I needed to take out, and this recipe was perfect - all the ingredients are standard storecupboard items (although I used demerara sugar not dark brown), it was easy to make, and the icing set quickly so the muffins were easy to transport (I could pack them in a double layer). Best of all the icing was delicious. One recipe made enough to generously cover 12 muffins. - 01 Sep 2011


We loved this recipe - got a big thumbs up from the whole family. It made a lot more than 10 though - which was good for us as we'd made 20 fairy cakes! - 16 Jul 2012


How easy is this?! delicious also... I followed recipe to the letter and I think it's the best icing I've ever made (kids agree also). Thanks for sharing - 23 Dec 2011

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