Cooked Fudge Frosting

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by Okitsme

A Tradition in the South. Pour this frosting over a cooled yellow cake in which holes have been poked to allow all the goodness to saturate the cake. The frosting firms up after cooling and makes a wonderful cake topping.

Top Review by Connie Lea

Yum - just like I used to make. Quick and easy. I did cut the recipe in half and was enough for a 11x13 pan of bars, unless you are like my dad. He liked a little cake with his frosting. Be careful not to let the frosting cool too much, or it gets too thick to spread - just saying since that's what I did. Thanks Okitsme for posting this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar and cocoa together in saucepan. Stir in milk. Add butter. Cook over low heat and stir until butter melts. Continue to cook over low heat until mixture comes to a rapid boil. Cook 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Place pan in cold water and continue to stir until it begins to thicken. Pour over 9 x 13 cake in which holes have been punched with a toothpick, fork or skewer.

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