Cooked Chocolate Fudge Icing

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

For those of you who like to cook your frosting.

Top Review by Jmommy209

I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for flavor. I screwed up when I tweaked some things, trying to smooth out the texture and firm up the consistency per some other reviews. I skipped the evaporated milk, using 3 Tbsp of coffee instead. I used butter instead of margarine and added 1 Tbsp of corn syrup, AFTER I had overstirred while using an ice bath to cool it down, which crystallized the sugar again (before I overstirred, the icing was smooth and silky looking). Chef #1316304 is correct, boiling the icing for a couple more minutes makes it thicker (think candy making), but stop stirring after the sugar dissolves, or you will end up with crystallization (the corn syrup should help with that a bit.) I wouldn't recommend using powdered sugar if making a cooked icing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. When mixture comes to a boil, cook l and 1/2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set to cool a few minutes.
  4. Beat to spreading consistency.
  5. Will frost a 2 or 3 layer cake.

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