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Easy Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

Updated on July 23, 2016

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Chocolate Fudge Frosting

When it comes to cakes, I think people are firmly divided into two camps. Those who are after the cake, and those who are after frosting. This easy Chocolate Fudge Frosting recipe sends the latter into fudge nirvana. It’s rich, intensely chocolaty and smooth as silk.

I use this Chocolate Fudge Frosting to ice the Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake, and the pairing is just about as perfect as it gets. Lovely, moist, pillowy chocolate fudge cake paired with seriously chocolate fudge frosting – this is why huge glasses of ice cold milk were invented. I think this fudge frosting recipe is the number one excuse to make the fudge cake – use the cake as nothing but an excuse to make the frosting. This is good enough to roll your eyes back in your head – it just is.

This is the best chocolate fudge frosting recipe around, and to make it even better, it’s also as easy as it gets. I’ve simplified the typical process for making fudge frosting, taking the entire process down to one bowl. The only trick is to make sure you mix the powdered ingredients into the butter very well – that’s what allows you to skip melting the butter and eliminate that extra step. This recipe makes a good bit of frosting – it easily fills and ices the Chocolate Fudge Cake generously – but I never have a hard time with the bit left over. Each of my kiddos gets to have their own spoon to lick – which usually gives me just enough time to finish the cake and get it stashed. Take the 10 minutes this beautiful fudge frosting takes to throw together, and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

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Ingredients: Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

· 6 cups powdered sugar

· 1 1/3 cup cocoa

· 1 cup butter

· 1 tablespoon vanilla

· 2/3 cup whole milk or half and half

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Directions: Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

1 In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until lightly fluffy. Add powdered sugar and mix well.

2. Add vanilla and cocoa, and about half of the milk or half and half, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you work.

3. Slowly add remaining milk or half and half, then turn mixer on medium high. Beat frosting until light, fluffy and of spreading consistency.

4. If the frosting is too thick, slowly add more milk or half and half, one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.

5. You can use the frosting immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for 3 days, or freeze if for up to 3 months. Allow frosting to come to room temperature before using.

6. Use on Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake – or anything else you like!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting may be the best part of making a Chocolate Fudge Cake, and this easy Chocolate Fudge Frosting recipe si the best of the best. Rich, intensely flavored, quick and simple – there’s no reason not to make this Chocolate Fudge Frosting recipe your best excuse to get in the kitchen!


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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      One word - YUM!!!!

      This is actually a pretty easy recipe. We can sometimes forget how the basics can be the perfect combo. Thank you for sharing. You have so many wonderful links too!

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      Kristen 2 years ago

      I noticed the photo and recognized it as one of my favorite frosting recipes. I hope you gave credit to the person who took it somewhere. I didn't see credit given anywhere but maybe I didn't look closely.

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      Elisabeth 23 months ago

      I also recognize that picture from my favorite fudge frosting recipe from Does your frosting come out with that same smooth finish as theirs?

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      Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Anything chocolate is tops in my book and in one of my granddaughter's book. Thanks for sharing this chocolate frosting, looks so simple too. Voted up and awesome.

      Blessings to you.

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