A delicious chocolate frosting for icing brownies and cookies! I like it especially as a topper on Texas Brownies. I like to add a dash of cinnamon to the frosting, it gives it a special flavor.

Norma

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
1 frosting for Texas Brownies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt margarine over a low heat. Gradually beat in cocoa, sugar, milk and vanilla, mix well.

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Tips

Spread generously over cooled Texas Brownies.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 30mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (171)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
This frosting is delicious! I made a double-layer chocolate cake and then used 1.5 times the ingredients for the frosting, and I had quite a bit of frosting left over! MMMmmm... and it goes great on graham crackers too! (a great treat for your kid's lunch box in case you ahve never tried it - chocolate frosting/graham cracker sandwiches - just like mom used to make!). Five stars! (FYI: I used evaported milk so it wouldn't spoil if left out on the counter, and the frosting tastes great!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
although this icing tasted very good (not really that chocolatey though) I found that it got very hard especially the second day..I just prefer creamy frosting Read More
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207 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 150
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
This frosting is delicious! I made a double-layer chocolate cake and then used 1.5 times the ingredients for the frosting, and I had quite a bit of frosting left over! MMMmmm... and it goes great on graham crackers too! (a great treat for your kid's lunch box in case you ahve never tried it - chocolate frosting/graham cracker sandwiches - just like mom used to make!). Five stars! (FYI: I used evaported milk so it wouldn't spoil if left out on the counter, and the frosting tastes great!) Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Incredible! Why would you ever buy the canned stuff again? I didn't melt the butter, just let it come to room temperature and added 1-2 tablespoons more milk. Will definately use this as my frosting of choice from now on! Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
This was a really good, chocolately frosting. I needed this to fill thumbprint cookies I made earlier today. I did alter the measurments a bit. I used a 1/2 cup of milk and 3/4 cup of cocoa powder. The chocolate taste was not over powering by any means...it actually gave it sort of a fudgy texture which we really enjoyed. I have made this in the past and substituted brewed coffee for the milk. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2009
This frosting was amazing. I made some Peanut Butter Cupcakes, recipe found on this site, piped this frosting onto them. They were so delicious. I did add about 2 tbls more milk to get the consistency I wanted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
Very good frosting. Be aware, though, that it is quite thick. After cooking it I had to whip vigorously and pour it on the cake quickly. It hardened to a lovely, almost crunchy texture. I had it on yellow cake but it would definitely go well on brownies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2013
I was so pleased with this! Because I was using it to pipe onto cupcakes and I wasn’t sure how that would work with melting the butter first, I didn’t. In addition, I used butter rather than margarine and just three cups of confectioners’ sugar. It was light, fluffy, and unmistakably chocolate. I know it would have been darker, more fudgy looking, had I melted the butter, and I’m anxious to try it that way on brownies or a sheet cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2008
I loved this icing! I didn't have quite enough margarine, so I used a little crisco to make up the difference and I didn't melt them though, I cut it into chunks and then used the mixer to whip the icing until fluffy. I needed to add a little more milk as it was really thick to spread. The second time I made this I used all margarine and still had to add more milk than specified. This is very good frosting, nice and thick a bit sweet so I added some more cocoa powder to tone down the sugar some. Good stuff, I'll use this again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2008
just what i was looking for. i made mine with vanilla soy milk (all i had on hand) and it worked well. the cinnamon is vital, in my opinion. i put this on banana bread because that is all i had to put icing on and it was g o o d. i like that is is made with things i always have in my kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2006
Easy to make. Tasted good. Although, I did have to add some more milk to make it the right consistency to spread. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
although this icing tasted very good (not really that chocolatey though) I found that it got very hard especially the second day..I just prefer creamy frosting Read More
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