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
170g(1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2cupsicing (powdered) sugar
1/3cupdutch process cocoa
100g(3.5oz) dark (50%) chocolate, melted and cooled to room temp
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.
I use a standard Australian 20ml tablespoon (=4 teaspoons worldwide)
Use this frosting to top 12 cupcakes or two layers of an 8 inch layer cake