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Chocolate traybake covered in chocolate icing on top of a wire cooling rack with a spoon covered in chocolate in top corner
5Prep Time

Easy Chocolate Fudge Icing

Quick and easy

65 Reviews

About this Easy Chocolate Fudge Icing recipe

Chocolate frosting, chocolate buttercream or chocolate icing. Whatever you call it, this quick chocolate fudge frosting is the best way to make rich, velvetty chocolate icing for chocolate flavoured cupcakes, celebration cakes or any bake you want to add an extra layer of indulgence to. This chocolate fudge icing is a perfect home-made alternative to Betty Crocker chocolate fudge icing, and thanks to Silver Spoon Icing Sugar this super easy chocolate buttercream is fluffy, sweet and silky to smoother onto your traybakes or cupcakes in less than 5 minutes. 

We love this chocolate buttercream ontop of a rich chocolate cake for the ultimate chocolate hit, especially dolloped ontop of our Mary Berry Chocolate Cupcakes. The cocoa powder and dark chocolate in this chocolate fudge icing recipe is key to getting the fudgey, rich flavour we all love from a good chocolate cake recipe. 

This recipe is our favourite chocolate buttercream recipe, but there's so many more flavours you can add to your Silver Spoon Icing Sugar buttercream which is what makes homemade buttercream such a great recipe to get to grips with! Why not try making delicious Red Velvet cupcakes with your left over cocoa powder and top with Cream Cheese Icing, or simply use up any left over buttercream with some yummy cake jars, layered with fluffy sponge, smooth buttercream and salted caramel drizzles! For the perfect silky base to any flavour you'd like to add, our Basic Buttercream is perfect for adding Nielsen-Massey Lemon Extract, Nielsen-Massy Coffee Extract or simply with Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract. 

5Prep Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

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

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. Step 5:

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


    • 300g Dark chocolate
    • 150g Unsalted butter (rroom temperature)
    • 100g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 15g Cocoa powder
    • As needed Milk


  • Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Electric mixer

Nutritional Information

per 46g
  • 264cal Energy
  • 18g Fat
  • 11g of which Saturates
  • 24g Carbohydrates
  • 23g of which Sugars
  • 1.7g Protein
  • 0g Salt

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