Recipe by Wendy
"This fudgy frosting will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator."
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3 (1 ounce) squares
light corn syrup
This was a good hot fudge recipe. But I do have to say that this definitely not a fluffy frosting recipe. It is more like an ice cream topping. But very good otherwise.
I'm of two minds about this frosting. My husband took one bite of the cake it was on and pushed his plate away saying "too bitter!". I didn't think it was too bitter, but it definitely has a "dark chocolate" flavor to it, more so than hot fudge for ice cream. It's also very gooey, sticky, making it quite difficult to cut your cake. I put the whole recipe on an 8x8 cake and it probably would have been enough for a 9x13. I probably won't make this again.
I made this in search for a fudge cake frosting my mom and grandma used to make. I would not recommend this for a cake frosting - it was too gooey and stuck to everything. I found the frosting I wanted in an old Betty Crocker cookbook - similar except only 1 tbls. corn syrup and unlike this, it hardens to a fudge-like finish. This recipe might be more suited as an ice cream topping.
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it and the frosting and put over a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. It kept it moist. The frosting was a little bit grainy. However after it sat, it was amazing. I will be using this recipe again. Thank you.
This frosting was definitly reminiscent of hot fudge in texture and taste. It also sealed in the moisture of the cake well, but it was somewhat hard to work with. There is a very fine line between cool enough to hold its shape and warm enough to pour over the cake, and I was too far on the "warm enough to pour" side of things. Still, everyone who tried the frosting liked it, and I would probably use this recipe again.
I followed the recipe exactly as it was directed, but mine didn't turn out good. I can't use it bec it didn't taste good.
We found this frosting to be somewhat bitter. The Karo Syrup and only 1/2 cup sugar just didn't make it sweet enough.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hot Fudge Frosting
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 77
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