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Creamy Fudge Frosting

For every occasion that calls for chocolate frosting, keep this fudgy recipe close by. With just five ingredients from the pantry, you’ve got magic in minutes. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Melt chocolate and butter in a metal bowl over barely simmering water. Stir until smooth.
  • Place milk, sugar and vanilla in a blender; cover and process 1 minute to dissolve sugar. Add warm chocolate mixture; cover and process just until mixture thickens to desired consistency, about 30 seconds. Store in refrigerator.

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  • Clamenza
    Jul 10, 2020

    This recipe was a complete disaster and waste of ingredients. Very disappointed. Overly sweet liquid warm chocolate is what it made.

  • freckles666
    May 18, 2020

    You can use a box of chocolate instant pudding to thicken. I use pudding, cream cheese and cocoa and add icing sugar to your desired sweetness.

  • Juliana
    May 10, 2020

    I’m confused about all the comments?? They all refer to evaporated and/or condensed milk and that isn’t in the ingredients list? Can someone give the old recipe that the comments refer to or clarify for me?

  • Christine
    Apr 8, 2020

    I don't think I did anything wrong but t the recipe certainly did not make a fudge frosting. What I ended up with was a chocolate ganache that was way too thin and had to use icing sugar to thicken it to at least be able to pour over the cake. Definitely won't use this one again.

  • doodlebug52
    Sep 1, 2019

    I just made this recipe, followed directions, including 5oz of evaporated milk, it turned out wonderful!!! I will definitely do this again.

  • Shannon
    Aug 27, 2019

    I first made this recipe as I thought it asked but then I realized right away it was so thin and I started reading reviews and they said the same. However I also noticed lots of successful reviews. When I went back and looked at the recipe I realized I used a 12oz can of evaporated milk instead of 5oz. So I doubled up on the chocolate, sugar and butter and now I have a double batch of icing that turned out perfectly.

  • Adriana
    Aug 25, 2019

    Is it possible that it might be condensed milk and Not evaporated milk?? I tried making this with evaporated milk as it says on recipe and it turned out like chocolate milk

  • MurphyNJ
    Feb 14, 2016

    This frosting definitely tastes like fudge! I wondered how making it in a blender would work. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out great. It took just a few seconds/minutes to reach the consistency I desired. And it was easy to spoon out of the blender cup and spread onto my cupcakes. I frosted 28 cupcakes but probably could have frosted as many as 32. I will share this recipe with my friends!

  • jannalice
    Sep 27, 2015

    easy and good

  • sgronholz
    Jul 31, 2015

    What an awesome frosting recipe! We thought it was delicious on chocolate zucchini cake and I'm anxious to try it on other cakes as well!