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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 teaspoon: 54 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 0 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


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MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 67589
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"This is my new 'go-to- chocolate frosting! After reading the reviews, I made sure to boil it long enough - 3 minutes at a slow boil. I had 15 cupcakes that I dipped into the warm frosting to coat - easy to do. I had enough frosting to do about 24 cupcakes though. I have the rest in the refrigerator just wondering if I could warm it up and use it again."

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OldladyfromVA User ID: 7963910 133624
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I love the taste and texture of this frosting. This will be my number one go to from now on. Its so easy and not too sweet."

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cupcakecutties User ID: 7765675 64902
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"I like it simple"

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MooFarm User ID: 7754316 131703
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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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 146317
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

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MYDOGSBLACKIEANDCIDER User ID: 7348987 62916
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

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

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VickiLynee User ID: 4558919 152289
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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poodlebird User ID: 3654036 80965
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Loved this icing, easy and very good. Made it twice already !!"

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Clifton66 User ID: 3725563 152288
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Totally enjoyed this icing. I've never made one without powdered sugar. Tastes more like dark chocolate because of using cocoa."

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Womer User ID: 5292955 157133
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"My daughter is diabetic and I use this frosting most times to ice brownies, cupcakes, etc. While I use the sweetener instead of all sugar as some here suggest, my daughter still likens the taste and texture to more of a pudding than a frosting. I agree. Still, it's a very good substitute for real sugar frostings."

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