About this recipe: A fudgy chocolate icing that is ridiculously quick to make. No need for a double boiler, either. Ensure you use unsweetened cocoa powder, and not drinking chocolate mix.
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A fantastic recipe, so easy and tastes great - 27 Aug 2014
Brilliant recipe. So easy to make and tastes amazing, don't leave it to cool for too long though as can go hard to spread although we reheated it and it was great. - 15 Apr 2016
I needed a icing recipe for a cake that I made from this site. I made the Dark Chocolate Cake 1. I wanted to use a chocolate ganache but I didn't have any heavy cream and I didn't want to drive to the store. This is what I did. I made the icing just as directed but I used the special dark cocoa. That was a great choice. As soon as it came off the stove I stired it just a little with a wire wisk and poured it on top of my cooled cake. It sat up so beautiful with a shine like you wouldn't believe. This was almost too easy to make and I will use it from now on instead of a ganache!!! - 09 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)