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Chocolate Fudge Frosting

May 20, 2015 (Last Updated: January 12, 2019)

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Rich Chocolate Frosting

This chocolate fudge frosting needs to come with a warning label:  Extremely delicious and addicting.  Eat with Caution!  No seriously, you are going to want to keep sampling it when your making it,  accidentally get it on your hand while your icing the cake, lick the bowl, and then eat it right off the cake!  This frosting is that good!

The only problem with the frosting….  some pretty serious ingredients:  3 sticks of butter, heavy cream, bitter sweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate.  Now you know why it’s sooo good!  My motto:  Everything in Moderation!

I might not be able to moderate myself once I make this chocolate fudge frosting, but I only save it for really special occasions.   It usually only gets made once a year.


Chocolate Fudge Frosting

If you are looking for other types of frosting, you could try this buttercream recipe, or this lemon buttercream. I also have a pumpkin spice buttercream frosting and if you want a frosting not so other the top chocolate, try this chocolate buttercream.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

After frosting a cake, keep at room temperature.  Keep out of warm areas or direct sunlight.  The butter will soften and if too warm it could start to melt right off the cake.

This recipe is from Baked:  New Frontiers in Baking.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Rich and fudgy frosting.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate frosting, chocolate fudge frosting
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 Cups heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups butter 3 sticks, cut each piece in half again.
  1. Cut chocolate into small pieces. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a sauce pan bring heavy cream and corn syrup to a boil. Stir to avoid scorching.
  3. Pour hot cream directly on chocolate. Let sit for 3 minutes. Stir until all chocolate is incorporated into the cream mixture.
  4. Add whip to mixer.
  5. With mixer running, slowly add 1 piece of butter add a time. Allow to fully mix before adding next piece.
  6. When all butter in fully incorporated, place frosting bowl in refrigerator for approx. 10 min. You want it slightly firmed up, but not hard.
  7. Use on your favorite cake!
Recipe Notes

Recipe from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1155IU23%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    Emily @ SageRecipes
    May 21, 2015 at 4:43 am

    That looks so creamy and delicious! Perfect ending to a special meal – or every meal! 🙂

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    May 20, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Once a year is not enough of this icing for me! I would be busting this bad boy out at least one time a quarter. It looks AMAZING!

    • Reply
      May 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Once a quarter would still be regulating your intake of this very indulgent frosting! Enjoy!!!

  • Reply
    Kathy Rupff - Living A Creative Life
    May 20, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Yum! Look forwar to making this… It does look irresistible! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      May 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      It really is irresistible!

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