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Gooey Chocolate Icing Recipe

Gooey Chocolate Icing

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"The yummiest chocolate icing ever. Because of its gooey nature, this icing is not meant for layer cakes, but sheet cakes only. Easy, too!"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  1. In a double boiler, combine milk, water, salt and chocolate. Heat, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add vanilla.
  2. Spread or drizzle over your cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2005

This recipe is amazing. I justused four unsweetened chocolate squares and doubled every ingredient, except the the sweetened condensed milk. It was thick and tasted delicious. The texture was similar to icing you can buy by pillsubury or Duncan Hines, but tastes delicious.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2007

While this "frosting" had a nice taste, not being too sweet like other sugar based frostings, I would not classify this as a "frosting" at all. This is more like a sauce (and not even a glaze). My cake tastes good, but it's now soaked. I would consider making some significant adjustments to the quanitities of ingredients used if you're hoping for something thicker (like no water and doubling the chocolate). Chilling overnight before using made little difference.


26 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

This is delicious! Like very thick, creamy chocolate caramel. Perfect for people who love fudgy icings.

Aug 11, 2008

I have nothing but praises for this one! There are 2 (1 picky and 1 not picky) chocolate lovers in my household. They both loved it. Unfortunately I used it to coat doughnut holes and it didn't work as well as I thought. It lived up to it's name though - gooey. The best part is that I no longer need to buy chocolate frosting as I can now confidently use this recipe over and over again. I used the tips listed under the recipe - lifesaver. I doubled everything except the milk and it worked out perfectly.

Feb 01, 2010

I didn't have confectioners sugar to frost my yellow bundt cake but I did have a can of fat-free sweetened condensed milk so I decided to use what I had on hand. I also did not have chocolate squares so I used 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa. I mixed this together and cooked in a double boiler. I did add 1 tbsp of butter to the mixture and cooked until it was thick (probably 30 minutes or so and stirred often so it wouldn't burn). I did not add water. This is a FABULOUS icing over a bundt cake. The chocolate icing was not too sweet which we liked and it looked so pretty. Drizzle the icing over a cooled cake while still warm as my icing was pretty thick. I will definitely make this icing again!

Jan 30, 2003

This was a super easy frosting. I did`nt really care for the taste. It needed maybe another ounce of chocolate.

Apr 16, 2009

This was probably the easiest frosting I have ever made. Decadently rich and sweet, which I enjoy every once in a while. The only change I made was to use a couple tablespoons of cocoa since I didn't have any baking chocolate on hand.

Apr 07, 2009

Just a note to those who think it's too thin - you have to stir it for a long time (10 minutes or so) to get it to thicken, but it's worth it. I burned my mouth several times tasting it before it cooled. I used it on a Crazy Cake for a butter-free, egg-free treat and it was amazing.


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  • Calories
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

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

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