Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Cake Central. -- their notes:"I have used this recipe for a lot of cakes. It is great for wedding cakes. Takes paste colors pretty well too."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler.
  2. Stir flour into chocolate.
  3. Add milk a little at a time and blend well.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until very thick.
  5. It should have the texture and consistency of thick pudding.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  8. Gradually add cooled chocolate mixture and beat until icing is the consistency of whipped cream.


Most Helpful

As others mentioned, the granulated sugar leads to a very grainy texture. Using powdered sugar yielded a better consistency.

Schooter October 24, 2010

Use caster sugar, regular sugar makes the icing grainy.

Bongo 77 May 30, 2009

this is AMAZING!! for a perfect buttercream-like icing that made all my guests think that the cake was store-bought, use icing (or powdered) sugar, and be patient: add the milk in little by little, use a whisk to combine it into the choc/flour mix, and don't go anywhere- just keep watching and stirring!

927301 October 05, 2008

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