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Classic Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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This fast, fudge-like frosting is so fantastic. It even makes cakes from a box mix taste like homemade!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 90 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine confectioners' sugar and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool until mixture is thickened, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in chocolate mixture until blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes or the top of a 13-inch x 9-inch cake. Recipe can be easily doubled.
Originally published as Classic Chocolate Frosting in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p106

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 90 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2009

"this is one of the best tasting chocolate frostings I have ever tasted."

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