Recipe by Dana
"This creamy, fluffy chocolate frosting is great for cakes and cupcakes. This recipe will frost a two-layered cake, or 24 cupcakes."
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1 (7 ounce) jar
confectioners' sugar, or to taste
3 (1 ounce) squares
unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/2 tablespoons
butter flavored shortening
half-and-half, or as needed
Easy and yummy! I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate, so I did the 3 tbsp. of cocoa + 1 tbsp. of oil = 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate method. I used marshmallow fluff and 2% milk instead. It was delicious on brownies.
As written, the recipe calls for way too much milk. I had to use 1 cup of powdered sugar to get any volume back in the runny frosting. It just oozed off the cake.
This was very good and got compliments, however I don't think it should be beaten. Instead, I folded the ingredients together because I didn't want to lose any of the fluffiness. It turned out great that way. Also, I didn't add much liquid (maybe a tablespoon) because I was afraid it would be too runny, and mine turned out thick and creamy. Thanks for a frosting recipe that is something new and different. :) (**as a side-note, the reviewer who suggested that maybe 3/4 cup was a typo and that one should use 3 to 4 cups of powdered sugar is incorrect. If you use that much sugar, you will definitely get a grainy texture. I only used 1/2 cup and the texture was great).
i needed a quick frosting and it HAD to have marshmallow cream in it (so my husband said) and this recipe was perfect. I didnt have any half and half, so i used 2% milk. I made 24 chocolate cupcakes and filled them with a marshmallow cream recipe and topped them with this chocolate marshmallow frosting. They taste wonderful. They are for a halloween party. thanks for a great recipe....also, i added maybe another 1/4 cup powdered sugar to make it a little sweeter.
Probably the best frosting I have ever made or even had!! Soooo delicious. I reccomend this to anyone making a chocolate cake!!
This frosting is pretty good. I'm glad I always try the recipes instead of taking to heart what others say because I followed the recipe and my frosting came out very fluffy. It is the consistency of the marshmallow fluff, so I doubt that it will be stiff enough as written to pipe with. It pretty much takes on the flavor of the chocolate that's used, with a hint of marshmallow.
This was so good! I only had 2% milk and that worked wonderful, but I did not need as much as what was called. This is a keeper for me. Thanks
This was a really tasty frosting. Very light and whipped like, almost close to jar frosting in my opinion. It nearly squirted out of my piping bag to fast and nearly had it everywhere. But I would increase the amount of confectioner's sugar next time for a really thick or stiff frosting and/or use heavy whipping cream in place of 1/2 & 1/2. Not spreadable very well for a large layered cake, But for a little bit of frosting on a cup cake or cookie...very nice.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 40
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