Chocolate Marshmallow Icing

"This is the kind my mother always made and it always comes out nice and creamy."
photo by Kaykwilts photo by Kaykwilts
photo by Kaykwilts
Ready In:
1 cake




  • Combine butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook for five minutes and then add remaining ingredients.
  • Beat until spreading consistency.

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  1. GaylaV
    Excellent! Fudge icing on a chocolate cake, my famly were in heaven! I won't tell them how easy this was to make! Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe that will be made for many birthdays.
  2. Meringue
    Didnt have large marshmallows so I eyeballed the small ones and just kept adding them til it was the right consistency. Absolutely fantastic, my new fav chocolate icing! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Roxygirl in Colorado
    My daughter picked this out for her birthday icing (three layer yellow cake). This was a snap to make (like fudge) and I set the saucepan to cool for about an hour and half. It was perfectly thick and frosted beautifully with a slightly hardened sheen.My whole family LOVED this icing. It made for a beautiful classic cake. Thanks to Kaykwilts and her mom! Roxygirl
  4. Diamond Dave
    AWESOME!! I did not have the big marshmallows so I used the small ones. I used Splenda instead of sugar. The only thing I would add is that at line three I'd add "and remove from heat". I ended up putting it in the fridge for a bit just to cool and thicken - rich and light. A definate keeper.


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