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The Most Incredible Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipes

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Over here we are chocolate fans -it is our absolute favorite flavor!- and our lives would not be complete without some chocolate fudge frosting! We eat it by the spoonful. Here you can find our favorite choc fudge frosting recipes for you to enjoy over any cake or cupcake you want. 

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Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This frosting will stay soft after being piped but it is really tasty, easy and fast to make. You only need about 15 minutes. This recipe yields enough for one large cake pan (to cover and fill). You will be able to decorate about 18 cupcakes too!

This recipe is inspired by All Recipes.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of chopped milk or semi-sweet chocolate (you can also use chips!)
  • ½ a cup of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 pound of powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of milk

Chocolate Fudge Frosting Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips and butter together in 20-second increments. You can also use a double boiler. Once melted and combined, let sit for 5 minutes until it is not super hot.

Step 2

In a bowl, dissolve ½ of the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into the milk.

Step 3

Add the chocolate mixture to the bowl and mix it in until it is smooth.

Step 4

Add the rest of the milk a little bit at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Keep in mind that as it cools it will thicken further. You can revive it with a bit of milk! You can also freeze it and use it later if you so desire.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Want It Creamier? Try This One!

This chocolate fudge has evaporated milk instead of regular milk. It will be thicker and more luscious. It also has more depth of flavor because of the unsweetened chocolate. Try it out for a change! We inspired ours in Taste of Home’s recipe.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting Step By Step Instructions

Ingredients

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

Melt the chocolate and butter together. You can do it in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring through each one until combined, or over a double boiler. Whatever is easier for you! Once melted and combined, let sit for 5 minutes until it is not super hot.

Step 2

In a blender, process: sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla extract for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add warm chocolate mixture and process for another minute or until it has thickened.

Step 4

Store it in the fridge until you need it! Keep in mind that this mixture is hard to pipe, so it is best slabbed over brownies for a double chocolate treat!

Do not Want It so Sweet? Maybe This One Is for You!

Love and Olive Oil has the perfect recipe for those of you who like a little tang with their chocolate! She uses sour cream to make it richer and cut out the sweetness of regular chocolate fudges. Also, this one hardens! It is best made to order, do not try to freeze it as it will be unusable.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Want It Creamier? Try This One!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup of dark chocolate powder (you can also use Dutch-processed cocoa powder! You can find our favorite here)
  • ½ cup of room temperature, full fat, sour cream
  • ½ cup of hot water
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 10 ounces of 60-70% dark chocolate

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

Chop the chocolate and melt it, either in the microwave or over a double boiler and set it aside to cool.

Step 2

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment beat butter until it lights up in color and is creamy. This will take about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Sift in the powdered sugar with the dark chocolate powder and continue mixing.

Step 4

Add the sour cream, hot water, and vanilla on low speed until all the liquids are combined thoroughly. Scrape the sides of the bowl so that everything is incorporated. Do not be scared if it looks a bit curdled.

Step 5

Beat on medium to high until smooth, which will take 2 to 3 more minutes.

Step 6

Add the lukewarm melted chocolate and mix until it is smooth and glossy. 

Step 7

Use it immediately! You only have 30 minutes until it begins to harden. We do not recommend you make it ahead of time.

Can You Use Chocolate Syrup?

Absolutely yes! The result will be a sweeter, but richer, chocolate flavor. We found this recipe on Just a Pinch and we absolutely had to share it!

Do not Want It so Sweet? Maybe This One Is for You!

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted, room temperature butter
  • ½ cups of cocoa
  • ½ cups of chocolate syrup
  • 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of milk 
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Chocolate Fudge Frosting Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

Blend the butter, cocoa powder, and chocolate syrup with a stand or hand mixer on low speed for a minute.

Step 2

Stop the mixer to add the sifted powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Do not do it all at one time, but take turns to add it in thirds. Mix on low until everything is combined.

Step 3

Turn the speed to high and blend until fluffy. Now it is ready to use!

The Most Incredible Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipes

Over here we are chocolate fans -it is our absolute favorite flavor!- and our lives would not be complete without some chocolate-flavored frosting! We eat it by the spoonful. Here you can find our favorite choc fudge frosting recipes for you to enjoy over any cake or cupcake you want.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword The Most Incredible Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipes
Author cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Microwave or double boiler
  • Stand mixer with a paddle attachment
  • Large bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup of dark chocolate powder you can also use Dutch-processed cocoa powder!
  • ½ cup of room temperature full fat, sour cream
  • ½ cup of hot water
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 10 ounces of 60-70% dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Step 1
  • Chop the chocolate and melt it, either in the microwave or over a double boiler and set it aside to cool.
  • Step 2
  • Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment beat butter until it lights up in color and is creamy. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Step 3
  • Sift in the powdered sugar with the dark chocolate powder and continue mixing.
  • Step 4
  • Add the sour cream, hot water, and vanilla on low speed until all the liquids are combined thoroughly. Scrape the sides of the bowl so that everything is incorporated. Do not be scared if it looks a bit curdly.
  • Step 5
  • Beat on medium to high until smooth, which will take 2 to 3 more minutes.
  • Step 6
  • Add the lukewarm melted chocolate and mix until it is smooth and glossy.
  • Step 7
  • Use it immediately! You only have 30 minutes until it begins to harden. We do not recommend you make it ahead of time.

Notes

Get creative with these frostings. We love to add sprinkles on top of them to get a more festive look. We have even gone as far as adding more chocolate chips on top to get some extra chocolate goodness.

Get creative with these frostings. We love to add sprinkles on top of them to get a more festive look. We have even gone as far as adding more chocolate chips on top to get some extra chocolate goodness.

What is your favorite one? If you have tried any of these recipes, feel free to share a picture down below! We would love to take a look at your creations! That is if they are not eaten before you get the chance to grab your phone!

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