49 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 22
  • 4 Rating Star 13
  • 3 Rating Star 9
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1

This creamy, fluffy chocolate frosting is great for cakes and cupcakes. This recipe will frost a two-layered cake, or 24 cupcakes.

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Max Servings:
16
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the marshmallow cream, two-thirds of the confectioners' sugar, melted chocolate, shortening, and half of the half-and-half in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Alternately add remaining confectioners' sugar and half-and-half until desired level of sweetness and consistency is attained.

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Nutrition Facts

104.14 calories; 0.89 g protein; 17.26 g carbohydrates; 0.88 g dietary-fiber; 11.54 g sugars; 4.42 g fat; 2.28 g saturated-fat; 1.4 mg cholesterol; 13.51 IU vitamin-a-iu; 0.22 mg niacin-equivalents; 0 mg vitamin-b6; 0.03 mg vitamin-c; 1.71 mcg folate; 9.7 mg calcium; 0.94 mg iron; 17.79 mg magnesium; 49.22 mg potassium; 12.67 mg sodium; 0.01 mg thiamin; 39.81 calories-from-fat; 61 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 35 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 3 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 18 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

JLLL
02/02/2008
Easy and yummy! I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate so I did the 3 tbsp. of cocoa 1 tbsp. of oil = 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate method. I used marshmallow fluff and 2% milk instead. It was delicious on brownies.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
06/04/2011
Colossal disappointment. Too runny and if you add more sugar all it tastes like is sugar. No marshmallow taste which is what I was looking for. Ruined my cupcakes. Would NOT use again.
(4)
49 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 22
  • 4 Rating Star 13
  • 3 Rating Star 9
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1
JLLL
02/02/2008
Easy and yummy! I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate so I did the 3 tbsp. of cocoa 1 tbsp. of oil = 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate method. I used marshmallow fluff and 2% milk instead. It was delicious on brownies.
(56)
Anonymous
05/26/2009
This was very good and got compliments however I don't think it should be beaten. Instead I folded the ingredients together because I didn't want to lose any of the fluffiness. It turned out great that way. Also I didn't add much liquid (maybe a tablespoon) because I was afraid it would be too runny and mine turned out thick and creamy. Thanks for a frosting recipe that is something new and different.:) ( as a side-note the reviewer who suggested that maybe 3/4 cup was a typo and that one should use 3 to 4 cups of powdered sugar is incorrect. If you use that much sugar you will definitely get a grainy texture. I only used 1/2 cup and the texture was great).
(48)
Anonymous
10/29/2007
i needed a quick frosting and it HAD to have marshmallow cream in it (so my husband said) and this recipe was perfect. I didnt have any half and half so i used 2% milk. I made 24 chocolate cupcakes and filled them with a marshmallow cream recipe and topped them with this chocolate marshmallow frosting. They taste wonderful. They are for a halloween party. thanks for a great recipe....also i added maybe another 1/4 cup powdered sugar to make it a little sweeter.
(28)
mommyluvs2cook
09/04/2008
Probably the best frosting I have ever made or even had!! Soooo delicious. I reccomend this to anyone making a chocolate cake!!
(13)
Sarah Dipity
08/17/2009
As written the recipe calls for way too much milk. I had to use 1 cup of powdered sugar to get any volume back in the runny frosting. It just oozed off the cake.
(11)
31Mommy.of.4
10/25/2010
This frosting is pretty good. I'm glad I always try the recipes instead of taking to heart what others say because I followed the recipe and my frosting came out very fluffy. It is the consistency of the marshmallow fluff so I doubt that it will be stiff enough as written to pipe with. It pretty much takes on the flavor of the chocolate that's used with a hint of marshmallow.
(8)
tarnold
01/20/2008
This was so good! I only had 2% milk and that worked wonderful but I did not need as much as what was called. This is a keeper for me. Thanks
(8)
Kball
02/03/2009
I used 1/2 cup of peanut butter instead of the chocolate and omitted the shortening. It was a perfect dip for apple slices!!!
(7)
Melissa Goff
09/23/2010
This was a really tasty frosting. Very light and whipped like almost close to jar frosting in my opinion. It nearly squirted out of my piping bag to fast and nearly had it everywhere. But I would increase the amount of confectioner's sugar next time for a really thick or stiff frosting and/or use heavy whipping cream in place of 1/2 & 1/2. Not spreadable very well for a large layered cake But for a little bit of frosting on a cup cake or cookie...very nice.
(7)