Chocolate One Minute Icing Recipe -
Chocolate One Minute Icing Recipe
  • READY IN 6 mins

Chocolate One Minute Icing

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"This may be the icing that you are looking for. It is very chocolaty and has a soft set to it. Try using a butter-flavored shortening. It makes the recipe double rich. My mother always used it on Devil's Food cake."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings


  1. Place the sugar, evaporated milk, cocoa, and shortening into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, continue cooking and stirring for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat, and add butter and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until thick, and use immediately.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 1 min
  • READY IN 6 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 14, 2009

This recipe was perfect! I was a little hesitant since the other reviews said it didn't thicken, however, I was delightfully surprised when it did. I beat it with the mixer for approx 5 mins & it turned out delicious & beautiful! It isn't super, sickening, sweet & it makes the perfect amount of icing for a 9x13 sheet cake. Thanks IBLONG2JCH - this will be a recipe I use frequently :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2005

The icing didn't thicken at all! And I followed the instructions well....


15 Ratings

May 26, 2010

Very easy chocolaty, sets up fine just be willing to be patient enough to beat with mixer about 5 minutes

Oct 29, 2008

Tastes great....did NOT thicken

Mar 15, 2010

My Husband LOVED it! I used as an icing on Beer Cake 1 (on this site, substituted chocolate pudding for vanilla) He said it was the BEST icing he had ever had.I also added a few andes mints and melted them in for just a slightly minty flavor. will definatly use this recipe again.

Jun 25, 2007

i love this recipe for the fact it isn't sicking sweet. While it didn't thicken as recipe says next time I will either try letting it cool first or adding a teaspoon of cornstarch to recipe with other ingredients to bring to boil. Also for a Bundt cake I think half a recipe would be sufficent for a great glaze.

Dec 16, 2011

this was too thick, and I didnt even beat it after the boiling and stirring for 1 minute. But, very fudgey, and delicious, worth trying again!

Aug 15, 2011

Best tasting icing I have ever had but it did not thicken up well at all,even after mixing for a very long time.


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  • Calories
  • 89 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

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

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