Easy Creamy Chocolate Icing

    10 min

    This chocolate icing is quick and easy to make. It's creamy, gooey and delicious. Use it on cakes, cupcakes or biscuits.

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    Makes: 475 g approximately

    • 1 (396g) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 60g plain chocolate
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. In a double boiler, combine milk, water, salt and chocolate. Heat, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add vanilla. Spread or drizzle over your cake.

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    It's the first icing recipe I have tried using condensed milk. It was okay but very sticky so needed to eat the cake with a spoon.  -  15 Jun 2012


    This recipe is amazing. I justused four unsweetened chocolate squares and doubled every ingredient, except the the sweetened condensed milk. It was thick and tasted delicious. The texture was similar to icing you can buy by pillsubury or Duncan Hines, but tastes delicious.  -  08 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    While this "frosting" had a nice taste, not being too sweet like other sugar based frostings, I would not classify this as a "frosting" at all. This is more like a sauce (and not even a glaze). My cake tastes good, but it's now soaked. I would consider making some significant adjustments to the quanitities of ingredients used if you're hoping for something thicker (like no water and doubling the chocolate). Chilling overnight before using made little difference.  -  16 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)