Chocolate Frosting V Recipe -
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Chocolate Frosting V

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"It is a cooked frosting that will get to a coating stage if cooked right. This was my Mothers recipe and has been used for as long as I can remember."

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Original recipe makes 1 frosting for 1 layer cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Add milk and shortening. Cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool before spreading on cake.
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Mar 25, 2006

This familiar recipe is like the one used by my mother and grandmother. It is much better with butter instead of shortening and increase the cocoa to 2/3 c for a chocolate boost.

Apr 19, 2010

This is fine. You have to make sure you boil it fully and it thickens as it cools, so wait before you frost!


4 Ratings

Jul 04, 2007

not that great very gritty from the sugar

Dec 15, 2012

I use this more like a ganache type frosting. This is my go-to recipe if I am out of butter. Followed the directions and it has never been gritty like others have mentioned.


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  • Calories
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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