16 Reviews

taylortwo is so right about this frosting! If you're looking for thick, creamy and fudgy, as well as easy, this one is it! I've made it twice already, since tt told me about it. First time with Ghirardelli chips, second with Baker's semisweet. After just having the last piece of the cake with the baker's frosting, I have to say that I liked it better with the chocolate chips. It was more on the rich chocolate side, and improved daily. But surprisingly, they were VERY close! I didn't think it would be nearly as good with Baker's, but it really was. This frosting is a dream to spread on a cake. The first time, I did have to reheat it on low for a few seconds at a time--just put the pan back on the heat, give it about 5 secs or so, and it's nice and soft again. Your cake will be beautiful and glossy with this one, in fact, I think it would be near impossible to make a cake look bad with this. It has it all, ease of prep, great flavor, good looks, AND it's usually stuff you already have on hand. Way more than 5 stars, for sure. Thanks tt, this is the only frosting I'm making from now on! DON'T FORGET!! You MUST sift the powdered sugar, or your frosting will be lumpy--do not skip this step to save time.

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ciao March 17, 2004

I first reviewed this in 2006...Now 2013 Still my Daughters absolute favorite thank you once again!

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CunSwim December 14, 2013

This has to be the best chocolate fudge frosting that I have ever made. Perfect spreading consistency and wonderful taste. I beat it foe 7 minutes in thrice bath and then let it sit I thrice for a couple more. I removed from the ice and beat it again and it was perfect to spread on the Darn good chocolate cake!!!

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jmmris September 23, 2012

The most demanded cake I bake has this frosting on it. I always double this recipe....I know it can be hard to actually throw 4 sticks of butter into one recipe but guess what ? I don't care. Killer Cake

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Goodieman February 19, 2011

This is my GO-TO chocolate frosting recipe. It's the bomb. I won't ever use another. Thanks!

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RockstarRachael! August 20, 2009

Be patient with this one, it's worth it! We were worried that it wouldn't set up right but we just kept beating it over the ice bath and voila! It turned into a yummy fudgey icing!

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ThreeGoodCooks December 23, 2008

"The best chocolate frosting I have ever tasted" from my chocoholic husband! Goes perfectly with the Spago Chiffon Chocolate Cake...

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dutta October 15, 2008

This was a great recipe. I added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. This made it a perfect consistency.

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laventers March 15, 2007

Used this with Chocolate cake 87205.and it worked out perfectly.have put this in my special file and will use again,,Many thanks for posting..Don Steele

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Don Steele December 30, 2007

I made this for my 3 year old's birthday cake (Something Special Birthday Cake #89883). I have never had so many compliments! I didn't bother to sift the sugar, and I think I probably beat it on too high a speed but it turned out wonderfully! I also added the corn syrup. So decadent! I think this will become a standard in my kitchen. Thanks taylortwo!

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AustinMama November 09, 2006
" Perfect" Chocolate Frosting