Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • Total Time

    5m
  • Serves

    12


This chocolate fudge frosting recipe not only looks yummy, but it's so simple to make too. Ideal for use in a cake or just on its own! 

Method

  1. Melt the dark chocolate with the butter together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

  2. Meanwhile, sieve together the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a separate bowl.

  3. Once melted, add the icing sugar and cocoa powder gradually to the chocolate mix and beat with an electric mixer.

  4. Add a touch of milk if a thinner consistency is desired.

  5. Allow to cool before using as a frosting on a cake.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Easy, tasty looks so good too!

  2. 5 star rating

    Hi mine curdled to but added more icing sugar and milk and is fine.

  3. 1 star rating

    Curdled

  4. 4 star rating

    Lovely sheen when finished. I used on a Chocolate Macaroon Cake for a friends 50th. It looked great.

  5. 1 star rating

    Waste and curdled

  6. 5 star rating

    The best icing I’ve ever made, no cuddling issues at all, so simple and straightforward. Used half the amount of ingredients, and it generously covered the top of a sandwich cake.

  7. 5 star rating

    Worked perfectly, just put choc and butter in pan over low heat to melt, let it cool for a few minutes, then mixed in dry ingredients with a splash of milk.

  8. 1 star rating

    Curdled as soon as I beat it. Waste of ingredients

  9. 5 star rating

    Brilliant and nice and easy. I cheated and threw the chocolate (I swapped in milk chocolate) and butter in a bowl in the microwave on 1 minute bursts then stirred it. Added a tiny bit of milk. Beautiful, shiny topping and tasted awesome. Thank you.

  10. 4 star rating

    Easy to make. Like one of the other reviewers I just melted all the ingredients into a pan and used a hand whisk. I added the tiniest drop of milk before whisking and it didn’t curdle. Gave a good spreading consistency.

  11. 1 star rating

    Why did it curdle?
    _______________________________________________
    Hi,

    Try adding an extra splash of milk to bring it back together next time.

    Happy Baking!

  12. 5 star rating

    Super easy!! Worked perfectly first time! Will use again

  13. 5 star rating

    Curdled at first but added more butter and it was perfect 👌😁

  14. 1 star rating

    Curdled for me, waste of ingredients.

  15. 5 star rating

    Really easy to make and tastes delicious. Can you do this with white chocolate out of interest?

  16. 5 star rating

    Wow, so easy and gives a really glossy finish to the cake. Tastes amazing too. Make sure you add the milk before you start whisking and it won't separate.

  17. 5 star rating

    Chucked butter and choc in a big pan (couldn't be bothered to make even more washing up so decided to make it all in the one pan), accidentally dropped half the icing sugar and cocoa in on top not even seived. Stirred with a whisk over super low heat added a splash of milk and it was lush! Easy icing, super chocolatey 👌

  18. 5 star rating

    Mine curdled at first, I added milk like it said and it worked perfectly? I used Cadbury’s chocolate so was a little rich so I added a punch of salt was perfect easy steps

  19. 5 star rating

    Very easy to make and really delicious. The quantities given will fill and cover all over an 8inch cake (20cm).

  20. 1 star rating

    Mine curdled on my Easter cake very anoying.

  21. 5 star rating

    That's exactly what I wanted. Thank you.

  22. 5 star rating

    Best and easiest recipe I’ve made , delicious.

  23. 4 star rating

    Really easy to make. I think those that had their mixture curdle must have overheated the butter and chocolate. Yum.

  24. 1 star rating

    Curdled and split too

  25. 1 star rating

    It curdled quite a bit must of made a mistake.

  26. 5 star rating

    Rich and creamy 5 stars ⭐️ fun and easy 😄🤗😊😄😁🙃

  27. 5 star rating

    Really rich and creamy easy to make 5 stars ⭐️ was brilliant and fun!!!😉😊😁

  28. 1 star rating

    mine curdled too and separated??

  29. 1 star rating

    I must have done something wrong. Everything curdled!

  30. 5 star rating

    Dear god this tasted fantastic I added a little extra icing sugar after because I wanted it a little thicker

  31. 5 star rating

    lovely chocolate fudge icing easy to make

  32. 5 star rating

    Great easy recipe. I halved the amount and could still generously cover a sandwich cake.

  33. 5 star rating

    Good vevrey chocolatey best chocolate ever

  34. 5 star rating

    Really easy to make, thickened quickly and went on easily, thanks! I just made half the quantity and it covered 16 cupcakes.

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