Rating: 4.25 stars
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4

Yum Yum Yum!! This is my mom's recipe, and it's the BEST!!! Fantastic on brownies!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 frosting for 1 cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine chocolate, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and beat in confectioners' sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth, adjusting consistency with milk or sugar, if necessary.

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Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 38.2g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 20.9mg; sodium 59.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (95)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2005
this is great frosting with everyday ingredients. I substituted 6 tablespoons cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons veg. oil for the unsweetened baking chocolate. It worked great. Mine was perfectly thick. Read More
(105)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2005
This has excellent flavor but as a previous reviewer wrote it is extremely thin. It took me six cups of powdered sugar to reach spreading consistancy. The next time I make it I will only add 2 TBSP milk to the butter and chocolate. Then I can add more if needed after beating in the sugar. Read More
(66)
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2005
this is great frosting with everyday ingredients. I substituted 6 tablespoons cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons veg. oil for the unsweetened baking chocolate. It worked great. Mine was perfectly thick. Read More
(105)
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2005
This has excellent flavor but as a previous reviewer wrote it is extremely thin. It took me six cups of powdered sugar to reach spreading consistancy. The next time I make it I will only add 2 TBSP milk to the butter and chocolate. Then I can add more if needed after beating in the sugar. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2003
This is wonderful and fudgey. If your not looking for a more chocolate frosting this wouldnt be it. This stuff is pure devine fudge tasting I can see how it can be used for fudge! Its delicious! My husband said the brownies were as good as the local bakery and thats saying a lot! Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/01/2007
I followed this recipe exactly using high quality real butter. My frosting came out seeping with the oil from the butter---it was pretty gross. I threw it away. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2003
My mom has been making this recipie ( under a different name) for over 40 years. Everybody loves it. Sometimes I even add cream and use it as a ganash or use less milk and make a fantastic fudge. Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2007
Yikes - this one didn't turn out very good at all. Waaaaaaay too buttery for my tastes. After it was spread on brownies I had to set paper towels on top to absorb all the extra butter that was pooling on the top. Followed the directions exactly - never had an issue making frosting before. Next time I'll stick with "Chocolate Frosting I" on this site. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
Me and my husband used this frosting on brownies and loved it! The flavor is great and I loved the texture of it. Warning though it is rich. We will definitely use this recipe with brownies from now on. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2005
I tried this recipe tonight though I reduced the amount of milk as suggested. I used 3 Tablespoons. Although the flavor was great it was unbelievably greasy. After I spread it onto some brownies the butter "pooled" to the top and I had to blot it off with papertowels! That aside there were no complaints and they were gobbled up in no time. I'm not sure how to correct this so am not sure I would make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2005
Super easy to make. I reccomend just over 4 tbsb milk for the right consistancy. You can always add more sugar but this changes the taste. This is a lighter frosting - not heavy chocolate. The perfect complement to fudge brownies. Read More
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