Mama's Quicker Fudge Frosting

Total Time:
8 min
Prep:
3 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
frosting for 1 layer cake or 8 to 12 cup cakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Directions

In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and milk; bring to a boil. Add sugar and vanilla; beat well until smooth.

Note: If frosting becomes too stiff, add 1 drop of water at a time to desired consistency. Frost cake and sprinkle on nuts, if desired.


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I almost didn't try this due to several negative reviews, but glad I did! Followed the recipe to a tee using 4.5 cups of powdered auger and it was the quickest, easiest, creamiest and most delicious frosting ever! As I frosted the cake I followed Paula's advice and added a drop of water several times as needed. Cake looks beautiful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
1 box powdered sugar? Is that a five pound box or a ten pound box? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent and easy recipe! I used 2.5 cups of sugar and half and half to replace milk. It literally tasted like fudge with a perfect frosting consistency. Put it in the refrigerator overnight to serve for a birthday the next day. Doubled the recipe and had leftover frosting for a round 2 layer cake! This will be a regular truly fudge frosting recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe with buttermilk and it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Reminds me of frosting my grandmother used to make. I make a three layer Hot Milk Cake and use this for the frosting. It is always a hit. If the icing is runny, it is because it wasn't cooked long enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with Baker Gal. I don't understand what went wrong. Perhaps not boiling the first three ingredients? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste is fudgy great, however; it was as runny as soup even though I had every measurement and every step exact. Try and figure? It became ice cream topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds good gonna have to try it... Love Ya Paula Deen... item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the easiest, richest, and best fudge frosting recipes I've ever used. Beats a canned frosting hands down and is much cheaper, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This frosting was not good,it was to sweet and just didnt have a good flavor. I would rather use frosting from the grocery store. Even my kids that usually like evert thing sweet didnt like it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once footnote...I was generous with the cocoa. Used heaping TBSP's. It was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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