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Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting

"Easy and creamy chocolate fudge frosting. Tastes heavenly. Use on cooled devil's food cake for a death by chocolate experience."
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servings 218 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 218 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.
  2. Sift the cocoa with the confectioners' sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don't add more than 1/4 cup of milk.
  3. Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

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I substituted 1/2 T half & half for the milk, and used about 2/3C of Nutella instead of the fudge for the most amazing chocolate hazelnut buttercream EVER. Really. It's not overly sweet, just pe...

Most helpful critical review

We used Hershey's hot fudge topping (and I usually prefer Smuckers) and the taste of the hot fudge was very noticeable. Needless to say, I didn't care for this recipe because of that. However,...

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I substituted 1/2 T half & half for the milk, and used about 2/3C of Nutella instead of the fudge for the most amazing chocolate hazelnut buttercream EVER. Really. It's not overly sweet, just pe...

Excellent Frosting, very creamy. However...I omitted the fudge toppping (I did not have any on hand). It turned out very well.

I really was a little skeptical about trying this using the hot fudge topping as an ingredient-but I am glad I did. What a great frosting. I used heavy cream instead of milk and I used Dove-da...

Beautiful frosting, creamy smooth and fudgey, but I would caution that it's evident this will only be as good as the fudge topping you use. This is not a deep, rich chocolate which I liked, esp...

I have been searching for a chocolate frosting recipe for over 4 years now. Every recipe I have tried ends up tasting like the store bought kind. I hate the store bought kind. This recipe is ...

You absolutely must make this frosting! It is one of the most scrumptious chocolate frostings I've ever tasted in my life, and I've never been a big fan of buttercream frosting. I frosted a ye...

Prepared a B-Day cake for Dad using the Hershey Chocolate Cake Recipe and this frosting. The result was excellent. The frosting had good color, was easy to make and spread easily. Guests returne...

I loved this recipe. The only changes I made was I used 2 and a 1/2 cup of confectioner sugar instead of just 2 cups and used 2 tablespoons of heavy cream instead of milk. For the hot fudge to...

A very excellent chocolate buttercream frosting! I use Hershey's Hot Fudge Topping. You must use the thick fudge topping, not the chocolate syrup, in order to achieve the great frosting this r...

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