Rich 'n' Fluffy 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.—Jeannette Mack, Rushville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate or vanilla or white chips
  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons: 281 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, bring cream to a simmer, about 180° remove from the heat. Stir in chips until melted. 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 Rich 'n' Fluffy Chocolate Frosting in Complete Guide to Baking 2004, p140

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