Recipe by Debra Steward
"Easy and creamy chocolate fudge frosting. Tastes heavenly. Use on cooled devil's food cake for a death by chocolate experience."
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unsweetened cocoa powder
hot fudge topping
I substituted 1/2 T half & half for the milk, and used about 2/3C of Nutella instead of the fudge for the most amazing chocolate hazelnut buttercream EVER. Really. It's not overly sweet, just perfect. Great texture, too.
We used Hershey's hot fudge topping (and I usually prefer Smuckers) and the taste of the hot fudge was very noticeable. Needless to say, I didn't care for this recipe because of that. However, I think I might try this again with Smuckers. Also, I put in 3 tbs. of milk, and it was way too runny. So be careful with the amount of milk you put in! THe frosting was very creamy and smooth though. And it didn't dry up all hard like the Hershey's recipe for chocolate frosting.
Excellent Frosting, very creamy. However...I omitted the fudge toppping (I did not have any on hand). It turned out very well.
I really was a little skeptical about trying this using the hot fudge topping as an ingredient-but I am glad I did. What a great frosting. I used heavy cream instead of milk and I used Dove-dark chocolate topping and it was so yummy. I put it on the "fabulous fudge chocolate cake" recipe from this site and WOW what a chocolate fix for a chocolate lover! I agree with another reviewer that it doesn't set up well on a hot day with high humidity-so I stuck the whole cake in the fridge after I iced it and it set up well. I took it out 20 minutes before I served it and it was great..Try and make a day or two in advance because chocolate anything tastes better a few days later when the great chocolate flavors come out!
Beautiful frosting, creamy smooth and fudgey, but I would caution that it's evident this will only be as good as the fudge topping you use. This is not a deep, rich chocolate which I liked, especially for the banana cake I chose to use it on. But it's easy enough, however, to increase the cocoa powder and decrease the powdered sugar by the same amount if you wanted a deeper, darker frosting. The texture is especially excellent.
I have been searching for a chocolate frosting recipe for over 4 years now. Every recipe I have tried ends up tasting like the store bought kind. I hate the store bought kind. This recipe is wonderful! I used it on my son's birthday cake and everyone loved it (me too for once). I can't wait to try it on my deep dish brownies. I used butter shortening instead of regular, cream instead of milk, and double the vanilla - voila! The perfect chocolate frosting recipe...
You absolutely must make this frosting! It is one of the most scrumptious chocolate frostings I've ever tasted in my life, and I've never been a big fan of buttercream frosting. I frosted a yellow cake with it, and everyone devoured it. Fudgy, rich, and delicious.
Prepared a B-Day cake for Dad using the Hershey Chocolate Cake Recipe and this frosting. The result was excellent. The frosting had good color, was easy to make and spread easily. Guests returned for seconds and thus I had no leftovers. I made a sheet cake and there was enough frosting. If I had made a layered cake I would have doubled the recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 105
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