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


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

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoon: 388 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein .


  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

Sweet White Wine

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

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brooksjones7 21050
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!"

Sherri Duran 47655
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."

hannahjoy192837465 21699
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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