Glossy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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Glossy Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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Glossy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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4.5 35 26
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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
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

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

Directions

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.
Editor's Note: 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 teaspoon: 54 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 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
  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.
Editor's Note: 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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khegeman User ID: 2379383 277064
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2017

"Too thin to frost anything. thickened up, but once you add the butter and vanilla, it thins out again. Ended up having to add confectioners' sugar to get it to a spreading consistency. It was still runny. Tried chilling in it to get it to set quicker. Still ran off my cupcakes. Will not make again. Ended up throwing my cupcakes and frosting away. It ruined the cupcakes, as it just kept running off of them, making them a mess as well. Complete waste of time and money."

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 277067
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2017

"Too thin to frost anything. thickened up, but once you add the butter and vanilla, it thins out again. Ended up having to add confectioners' sugar to get it to a spreading consistency. Will not make again."

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 277066
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2017

"Too thin to frost anything. thickened up, but once you add the butter and vanilla, it thins out again. Ended up having to add confectioners' sugar to get it to a spreading consistency. Will not make again."

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 277065
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2017

"Too thin to frost anything. thickened up, but once you add the butter and vanilla, it thins out again. Ended up having to add confectioners' sugar to get it to a spreading consistency. Will not make again."

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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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