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Classic Chocolate Frosting

 Classic Chocolate Frosting
This fast, fudge-like frosting is so fantastic. It even makes cakes from a box mix taste like homemade!
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + cooling


  • 1-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.