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Chocolate Fudge Icing Recipe

Makes: 4 cups of icing.
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Step 1

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa and heat just until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly until smooth. Pour into mixer bowl. Cool to room temperature. Alternately add confectioners' sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla.

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2 teaspoons vanilla extract


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2/3 cup butter (or margarine)


1 1/3 cup cocoa

confectioners' sugar

6 cups confectioners' sugar


2/3 cup milk

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Chocolate Fudge Icing is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I did not like this recipe. I did not like the flavor- I could taste the cocoa powder. I did not find it fudgey- which is what I expected from the name. I also did not like the fact that it had to cook and cool. I used the wilton buttercream icing mix and added Ghirardeli cocoa to it and that was FANTASTIC!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe is perfect for cake filling and non decorating. It's not too rich and spreads smoothly. A much better alternative to the butter cream chocolate recipe. Very easy to make, full proof.
Date published: 2011-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Using this amount of cocoa with this amount of butter....even when cooking on low quickly becomes a thick paste way before any boiling has time to happen. Leaving you either with a scorched ball or frosting that tastes like cocoa.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This icing tastes much better than the chocolate buttercream icing, but it doesn't set up the same way chocolate buttercream icing does. I just use it when i'm not planning on decorating the cake or I use it as filling.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this recipe as a base frosting for my Peppermint mocha cupcake frosting. I added a tablespoon of espresso and a teaspoon of peppermint extract. I received RAVE reviews.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this icing. My children love this recipe when i use it to decorate the cakes with. So easy to make and this recipe can make a simple cake taste great and look beautiful.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made it in the microwave- we are in a very dry climate, and I ended up adding about a tablespoon of extra butter, and a tablespoon of extra milk. Turned out AMAZING!
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this icing! So chocolaty and delicious, but I add a pinch of salt when I make this recipe to cut some of the sweetness, and it's perfect everytime!
Date published: 2010-11-29
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