Glossy Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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Glossy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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The original recipe for this thick chocolate frosting was my grandmother's. I lightened it up, but it still has all of the original's taste. —Melissa Wentz, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

4 teaspoons equals 54 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, sugar substitute, cocoa and cornstarch. Add water and stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cupcakes or cake while frosting is still warm. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Editor's Note: Recipe makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes or the top of a 13-inch x 9-inch cake. This recipe was tested with Splenda No Calorie Sweetener.
Originally published as Glossy Chocolate Frosting in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p49

Nutritional Facts

4 teaspoons equals 54 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

I like it simple

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

This is the most amazing chocolate frosting recipe, and I have received nothing but compliments for it.

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

I put it on the old-fashioned yellow cake recipe and it turned out GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2013

Love it! Super easy and much lighter than frosting made with shortening. I especially like that it is diabetic friendly! This will be my new go to for chocolate frosting!

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