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How to Make the Best-Ever Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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Hi Bold Bakers!

As all of you know being Bold in the kitchen starts with a good foundation! From knowing the basics of how to create a crumb layer and decorate a cake to keeping a few classic recipes up your sleeve, there are some things every good baker has on hand!

One of the most important things every great baker has perfected is frosting! From deep flavor to rich texture, frosting is so important and not to be overlooked! Frosting is not just about decorating it’s about taste. Finding the perfect balance between the right consistency and creamy sweetness is not always easy to achieve. Well, I am here to share ultimate chocolate frosting recipe!

My recipe for Chocolate Fudge Frosting doesn’t have the word Fudge in it for nothing. This recipe is the perfect marriage of sweet whipped butter, over a hefty cup of cocoa powder, creamy milk and sweet powdered sugar. After mastering the mixing process and ratio of ingredients, I can easily say this recipe is perfect.

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This Chocolate Fudge Frosting can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the fridge, great for any baker to have on hand. It is perfect for frosting my Best Ever Chocolate Cake or layering it in my Three Layer S’more Cake but also makes a lovely filling or topping for lots of desserts. I cannot wait for all you Bold Bakers to whip this up!

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USE THIS FROSTING IN MY S’MORE CAKE

 

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Gemma's Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

3.98 from 48 votes
Get my Chocolate Fudge Frosting Master Recipe for perfect consistency and sweetness for all of your chocolate frosting needs!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Get my Chocolate Fudge Frosting Master Recipe for perfect consistency and sweetness for all of your chocolate frosting needs!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, at room temperature
  • 6 cups (24oz/690g) powdered sugar, SIFTED
  • 1⅓ cup (51/3oz/152g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cup (5floz/142g) whole milk

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter until lightly fluffy. Add the sifted powdered sugar 1 spoon at a time and mix well. It will get light in color and bigger in volume.
  • Add vanilla and cocoa, and the milk, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you work.
  • Turn mixer on medium high. Beat frosting until light, fluffy and of spreading consistency.
  • If the frosting is too thick, slowly add more milk or half and half, one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • You can use the frosting immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Freeze it for up to 3 months. Allow frosting to come to room temperature before using.

 

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Rachel
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Rachel
4 months ago

Hi Jemma,
Can I leave out the coffee? Or can I substitute for something else? I can’t have coffee.
Thanks

Jacintha
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Jacintha
4 months ago

Hi Gemma…really loved the cake recipe and frosting too. Just one question…can we use sweetened cocoa instead of unsweetened one? If yes, do we need to reduce the sugar quantity and by how much, in both the cake as well as frosting….Jacintha

elhoney
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elhoney
6 months ago

Hi Gemma… I would like to buy a turntable. Can I get some advice on which one would be the Best Buy. That came be cleaned easily n also stored easily… ( I have less storage space in my kitchen ????)

CT Evans
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CT Evans
11 months ago

would mashed banana work as a fat-free substitution for the butter in this recipe? if not, what would you suggest instead?

Matilda
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Matilda
11 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I’m about to try to make this frosting. I only have 1% milk. Could I use canned evaporated milk to make this frosting?

Sam
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Sam
1 year ago

Hey Gemma I love your recipes ????????
Could this crushing be used for brownies?
If not what is a good combination? Except ice cream?
Thank you
Love,
Sam

Sam
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Sam
1 year ago

Hey Gemma I love your recipes ????????
Could this crushing be used for brownies?
If not what is a good combination? Except ice cream?
Thank you
Love,
Sam

Adrianna Rankin
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Adrianna Rankin
1 year ago

Hi, Can you substitute cocoa powder for melted chocolate?

Maria Vela
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Maria Vela
1 year ago

What if the frosting is too soft? I wanted to pipe with it…

Rabiya J.
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Rabiya J.
1 year ago

Hello Gemma,
This is no doubt the ‘best’ ever chocolate ????. The ratio and temperature mentioned in this recipe is way too perfect. Thank you so much for making baking so easy and fun!
Love & Regards,
Rabiya????

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