Low fat chocolate icing

    10 min

    This is a low fat chocolate icing that is cooked briefly, then cooled to ice your favourite cake. It has a glossy finish that looks as good as it tastes.

    35 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 250ml water
    • 30g cooking chocolate
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 15g butter

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

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar, salt, cornflour, water and chocolate. Stirring frequently bring to the boil and cook over low heat until thick. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and the butter. Mix well. Let icing cool before icing your favourite cake.

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    Nice idea, I made this to top a flourless chocolate torte. The only thing I would say is it's a bit too sweet for my liking and could do with more chocolate. Maybe cocoa powder adding? Also, may be 'lower' fat but the amount of sugar is far from healthy..  -  17 May 2015


    This is the best homemade frosting I have had for sometime! It tastes even better on a homemade cake. It is really glossy and easy to spread and has a very good taste. I frost my cake with this while the frosting is slightly warm. Definitly a keeper!  -  26 Feb 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was pretty good. I used cocoa powder instead of Baker's chocolate. It thickened up almost instantly after it began to boil. I actually forgot to add the butter and vanilla at the end, and it still tasted good. I should have waited until it cool to spread it, though, because while it was warm it was too runny.  -  31 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)