15 Reviews

This is really delicious and all the ingredients are usually on hand. I have used this quite a few times for cupcakes and for birthday cakes. Only recommendation is to stir, stir, stir!! You may even want to sift the dry ingredients first. But never stop stirring!! Thanks for posting!

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Mindelicious June 01, 2010

This made a fantastic frosting, almost like a ganache. I subbed orange extract for some of the vanilla and orange juice for some of the water. It ended up tasting like a Terry's Chocolate Orange! Absolutely brilliant.

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CookingTimeForMe January 11, 2010

Awesome! I don't like really sweet frosting, so this was just perfect. I've made it so many times I've lost count. Thanks for this recipe!

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raspberryjello September 27, 2009

Dude this is pudding. Not even kidding it has the exact consistency and taste as one of those snack pack chocolate puddings that I used to have for snack in kindergarten. This is definitely not frosting bud.

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harringtem July 19, 2016

I made some gluten free brownies for a bake sale and they turned out pretty awful (too much cocoa powder I think). The next morning I thought about adding an icing to try and fix them. I had no eggs or butter and about 15 minutes to get it made. This recipe was a life saver. It really turned the brownies around and it was easy to sub in stevia for the sugar. I will be making this again for sure.

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Arielle B. June 23, 2016

I've never made cooked frosting before, and I use a gas stove. So, I had my doubts the whole time I was making it. Being cooked on a gas stove, the frosting got really thick as soon as it began to boil. So, I went ahead and turned off the heat within less than a minute. When I was stirring in the oil and vanilla, the mixture was very thick, and it didn't seem like the oil was going to mix in. I was worried I'd cooked it too much. But once I actually started frosting my cake with it, I realized it was just fine. And it kind of tastes like the inside of a Lindor truffle. I really like this recipe and the fact that it doesn't require powdered sugar, which I don't usually have. So, it will probably be my go-to chocolate frosting recipe from now on. Thank you!

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Ransomed by Fire October 06, 2013

I love the fact that this didn't have a ton of sugar in it. It was absolutely superb atop Kittencal's Super Moist One-Bowl Dark Chocolate Cake!

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RealFoodie2 December 07, 2012

5 stars for easy ingredients and very tasty. I am taking Black Bean Brownies to a friend in the nursing home who has to eat gluten free and this was a great way to top those brownies.

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DPar January 22, 2012

didn't turn out at all.:(

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jenna a harvey July 12, 2011

This was the best vegan frosting I have tried. To those that haven't made something like this before, it won't taste like a frosting with butter or cream but to me it is just as nice and great for something different. I followed Cooledskin's idea and used half orange juice and some orange liqueur instead of making it plain and it was heavenly.

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Perfectionist cook March 06, 2011
Chocolate Frosting (No Eggs or Milk Needed)