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Creamy Chocolate Frosting II Recipe
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Creamy Chocolate Frosting II

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"This is an old family recipe that is a classic. It makes enough to frost a one-layer 9 inch cake."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir constantly until melted and well blended. Add the vanilla and sugar; beat with an electric mixer. Add water gradually as you beat until it is a spreadable consistency.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2006

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 15, 2008

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.


39 Ratings

Nov 10, 2010

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.

Mar 18, 2006

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.

Nov 07, 2006

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!

Sep 11, 2005

This is a great recipe but it is very rich! My kids loved it! Thanks for sharing it.

Nov 19, 2010

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.

Dec 04, 2005

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!


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

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

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