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Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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“This is a very good recipe for chocolate fudge icing. Makes enough for 2-layer cake, one 13-by-9-inch cake or 24 cupcakes.”
2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, and salt, and stir or whisk to mix everything well.
  2. Add the butter and place over medium heat, stirring to melt the butter and mix everything together into a smooth, brown sauce.
  3. Add the milk, stir well, and bring the frosting to a boil, stirring often and adjust the heat to maintain an active but gentle boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. When the frosting begins to thicken, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla and set it aside to cool for about 20 minutes.
  5. Beat the frosting just until it thickens and looks shiny, and then spread it over the cake or the layers you want to ice.

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