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Creamy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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"Whisking up a batch of smooth-as-silk fudgy chocolate icing is a snap using this short recipe and your favorite flavor of baking chips," remarks Jeannette Mack from her home in Rushville, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

about 3 tablespoons equals 388 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring cream to a simmer, about 180°; remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  2. Place pan in a bowl of ice water; stir constantly until cooled. Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth and thick. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Creamy Chocolate Frosting in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p64

Nutritional Facts

about 3 tablespoons equals 388 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

Easy to make--and tastier than other chocolate frosting recipes I've tried. I'd recommend sifting the confectioner's sugar, but otherwise the instructions are perfect!

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

A great frosting recipe. I use in on the one bowl Chocolate cake. My frosting were average before I found this recipe.

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

This is by far the best frosting recipe i have ever come across. Who ever said it has to go on cake? I'll catch my family eating it by the spoonful! I would suggest milk chocolate chips :)

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