"This is an old family recipe that is a classic. It makes enough to frost a one-layer 9 inch cake." — FREDDIESHREDDIE
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butter or margarine
2 (1 ounce) squares
unsweetened chocolate, chopped
I sifted the powdered sugar first since I've previously used unsifted sugar and couldn't get the lumps out. I needed less than the 1/4 cup of water to get the right consistance for my tube pan cake. The icing has a shiny look and a fabulous taste. This will be my new favorite chocolate frosting!
If you're making a layer cake I would double the recipe.
I thought this frosting was just OK. It was very easy to make which is a plus but it set very quickly and became very hard. I guess I prefer a creamier frosting. Maybe I should have added even more water. I also thought the taste veered towards sugary sweet rather than chocolatey. I would make it again in a pinch but wouldn't be my go to frosting.
Great base recipe. I just made a few changes after reading other reviews. I used 3 squares of chocolate, then instead of adding all 2 cups of sugar at once, I added one cup, then slowly added the water. Then I added more sugar until I got the taste I wanted, worked out to about 1 1/2 cups. The full 2 cups would have been way to sweet for my liking.
Be careful. I got it to the consistency I wanted which was not too runny but a little fluffy, and I was quick to put it on the cake but it was setting before I could finish icing the cake, which meant it stuck to the knife and my fingers and not the cake.
This is a fabulous, yummy frosting that works very well on cupcakes. After I allowed the cupcakes to cool, I dipped them top-first right into the frosting. Perfect!
This is a great recipe but it is very rich! My kids loved it! Thanks for sharing it.
I like this recipe a lot, it reminds me of the tub frosting you'd by at the grocery. I like the fact it hardens quickly yet it's still creamy at the same time. Thanks for sharing this, I'll use it often.
really tasty although I would recommend following the directions on the recipe. I tried to make it using the microwave to melt everything but it turned out to be more difficult. I added a bit of cocoa powder and cream of tartar to make it taste richer and to let it stiffen up a bit. Overall a really delicious frosting!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Chocolate Frosting II
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 237
** Calories from Fat: 79
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