Old-Fashioned Chocolate Filling and Frosting

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Yummy, rich filling and frosting, enough for a 3 layer cake! This comes from my Grandmom's collection of recipes...it really is old-fashioned :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter together in top of a double boiler.
  2. Mix the cornstarch with the milk; add slowly to melted chocolate, stirring until thick and smooth.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and salt to egg yolks; add to chocolate mixture.
  4. Continue to cook while while beating until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla and cool.
  6. **Usehalf of the mixture to fill or spread between layers of the cake**.
  7. Use the other half for frosting by adding remaining 2 cups of confectioners' and the cream slowly to the mixture and beat until smooth.
Most Helpful

This is really easy to make and excellent on a yellow cake. Everyone who tried it asked for the recipe.

Carolyn Kamberlane April 09, 2003

First of all, I don't think my frosting thickened quite enough, though I did try adding extra cornstarch. However, not a reflection on your recipe -- just my own experience. Second of all, this frosting was OUT OF THIS WORLD! I used it on my Godiva liquor chocolate cake for a birthday, and everyone at the party RAVED about it. The flavour of this icing cannot be beat. Very rich, sweet flavour.

SaraEMiller April 19, 2009