Lightning Fast Chocolate Icing

Lightning Fast Chocolate Icing


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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.


Serves: 12 

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:3min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:8min 

  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder, milk, butter and vanilla. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Using an electric mixer, beat icing for 3 minutes, or until mixture cools and thickens to spreading consistency. Spread onto completely cooled cake.

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Reviews (2)


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

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