Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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  • 35min

About this recipe: A fantastically rich chocolate fudge frosting. This will work a treat on your favourite cakes and cupcakes, and is perfect for birthdays. Use a good baking chocolate, or very dark chocolate with 70% or more of cocoa.

Carrie Reynolds


Serves: 12 

  • 110g butter
  • 90g baking chocolate
  • 425g icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175ml milk


Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave, or in the top of a double boiler. In a large bowl, combine icing sugar, vanilla and 120ml 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). Spread on cooled cake.

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Reviews (11)


I wanted a chocolate fudge topping for cupcakes. I like the look of this in the picture but in the end decided to coat the top of the cakes whilst the mix was warm. It gave a lovely smooth glossy finish, looked very porfessional. There was a lot of mix left after covering 12 cakes, so I have put it in the fridge, I will try to warm it in the microwave to reuse. Thanks for the recipe. - 08 Oct 2011


Didn't work for me. far too runny and I didn't use even half of the milk. Didn't get thicker even putting in the fridge didn't help. Looking for a recipe like Betty Crocker's choc Fudge icing; one I can pipe onto cupcakes. - 27 May 2013


Used this to cover my daughters birthday cake. Very smooth, nice finish and tasted delish! - 08 Jan 2012

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