Mama's Quicker Fudge Frosting

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 min
  • Prep: 3 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: frosting for 1 layer cake or 8 to 12 cup cakes
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1 stick butter or margarine

3 tablespoons cocoa

1/3 cup milk

1 box powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)


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

Cook’s 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.