This five-ingredient chocolate fudge frosting has a gourmet salty kick from the addition of fine sea salt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine confectioners' sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Reheat over low heat if frosting hardens too quickly; thin out with milk if needed. Add salt so frosting is sweet with a mild salty kick.

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Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 16.3g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 13.8mg; sodium 149.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I added coarse sea salt on top so you get the idea that it is salted. I put this over a boxed cake. The result: magnificent. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
I added coarse sea salt on top so you get the idea that it is salted. I put this over a boxed cake. The result: magnificent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2019
This frosting is very delicious! Try using milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet for a sweeter taste! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2020
After trying numerous chocolate frosting, this one is the best. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2021
5 stars for taste—delicious!!!—but I would call this a glaze, not a frosting. It is VERY thin and drippy. I had to add a ton of sifted powdered sugar to make it more spreadable for a layer cake. It had a silky texture before I did this. If I'd had it to do over, I would have doubled the powdered sugar so it could melt properly. (Adding it later made the frosting grainy and clumpy.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2019
Super easy and super delicious. Consistency allows for cupcakes to be dipped or can add powdered sugar for spreading on layer or sheet cake. We finished with sprinkles for a Valentine's birthday. Read More