Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

this is so unusual, i've only found it once at a caterer's bakery - the texture is silky and smooth and tastes only slightly chocolate-y... as kids, we used to make a batch to just eat right out of the mixing bowl!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together milk and flour in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Set aside to cool, covering the top with saran wrap.
  4. Beat together the crisco, butter, sugar and vanilla.
  5. Beat the first ingredients into the second until it is very light and fluffy - about 10 minutes!
  6. Add Hershey's cocoa, one tablespoon at a time, to taste [not more than 1/4 cup].
  7. Add more sugar, if desired.
  8. Frost birthday cake with this and refrigerate for several hours to chill thoroughly.
  9. Note: this frosting is best straight out of the refrigerator -- it does melt in warm weather -- but it's good No Matter WHAT!


Most Helpful

Well, what a bummer. I saw 'sugar' and thought, "ok, icing ... icing sugar = confectioner's sugar, but it just says sugar". So, I'm a moron and used regular white sugar and it didn't work out =(

Georgiapea April 03, 2009

Glad to see this recipe in print. I will not tell you how long I have had this recipe (originally minus the cocoa) but then it was referred to as "funeral frosting". Yes it is wonderful, light, creamy, oh I could go on and on. Highly recommend.

waynejohn1234 August 20, 2011

I made this icing for a chocolate chiffon cake, I used kalhua in place of the vanilla as I did in the cake (also on recipezaar # 26178). I doubled it, filled a three layer cake and frosted the outside too. It was light, fluffy, not overpowering, and since I come from a long line of chocoholics I of course topped it with a chocolate ganache. It was beautful, elegant, and delicious. this will be my new go to filling recipe for my tortes as it is so light and versatile. Thank you for posting, wish I had a pic of the cake but it was gone before the ganache even set!!!

kalamitykris September 22, 2009

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