A glass bowl filled with chcolate fudge frosting
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Marie Roffey
Everyone needs a great Chocolate Fudge Frosting recipe and this one is the perfect combination of creamy and light with a fudgy chocolate flavour. It’s a dark chocolate icing with cocoa powder and real chocolate and it’s easy to make at home.
Course: accompaniment, Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate frosting recipe, chocolate fudge frosting, fudge frosting


  • 170 g (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1/3 cup dutch process cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk (notes)
  • 100 g (3.5oz) dark (50%) chocolate, melted and cooled to room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Beat the butter, sugar and cocoa in a bowl on low speed until it comes together, then beat on medium-high for 4-5 minutes until it's lightened and creamy.
  • Add half the milk, the melted (but cooled) chocolate and the vanilla and beat for another 4-5 minutes on low until well lighter and fluffy. It should be quite soft and light but hold it’s shape.
  • If the mixture is too stiff, add the remaining milk and beat it through.


  1. I use a standard Australian 20ml tablespoon (=4 teaspoons worldwide)
  2. Use this frosting to top 12 cupcakes or two layers of an 8 inch layer cake
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