This simple recipe makes a fluffy chocolate frosting you'll be happy to use on your best cakes, cupcakes, and even cookies.

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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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  • Cream together shortening and half of the confectioners' sugar.

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  • Mix together powdered milk and water. Add to the creamed mixture along with the rest of the confectioners' sugar. Mix well.

  • Stir in the unsweetened chocolate, salt, vanilla and unbeaten egg white. Mix well and beat until fluffy. Spread on cooled cake.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; 2.1 g protein; 43.3 g carbohydrates; 0.5 mg cholesterol; 68.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This recipe is divine. I did not have any chocolate squares so I used 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with a little hot water. It turned out fantastic.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2008
I have to agree that this frosting was on the gritty side and fell short on flavor. I was going to throw it out but decided to try adding some softened butter and mix the heck out of it. It did help the texture and added a little flavor. I don't think I'll make this again. I have to admit this was fluffy but I didn't care for the taste that much. I will keep searching for a fluffy chocolate frosting. Sorry! Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This recipe is divine. I did not have any chocolate squares so I used 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with a little hot water. It turned out fantastic.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This recipe is divine. I did not have any chocolate squares so I used 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with a little hot water. It turned out fantastic.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is the best Frosting recipe I have ever tasted. At first I thought it was to thick to spread but it's not. It is very creamy and tastes just like the butter cream frosting from good bakeries. My husband gives it 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
In a pinch I thought this was a great recipe. While I did use dry milk powder I think you could've used milk and added until you got a smooth consistency you like. I used softened butter and not "shortening." Needed a white icing so I skipped the chocolate - very tasty great consistency easy to make. Note I would only add 1/4 confectioner's sugar at a time to mix and add the portions of milk or dry poweder milk water as needed to keep the dust down and keep a creamy consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This turned into a great frosting. I tried it without the chocolate and it still turned out great!!! 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2008
I have to agree that this frosting was on the gritty side and fell short on flavor. I was going to throw it out but decided to try adding some softened butter and mix the heck out of it. It did help the texture and added a little flavor. I don't think I'll make this again. I have to admit this was fluffy but I didn't care for the taste that much. I will keep searching for a fluffy chocolate frosting. Sorry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2002
This recipe was so easy and tasted wonderfull.The name of the recipe is really really true. Very Fluffy Very Creamy...and ooh what a frosting.. I would highly recommend this recipe for someone who loves baking but wants to keep it simple and tasty.. Bake and frost and eat eat eat.. Paulette Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2008
I made this recipe and it is true that it is fluffy and creamy. However I did not like the flavor of the unsweetened chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This was a big hit! One batch made more than enough for a 9-inch double layer chocolate cake and my husband mother and kids (and me too!) enjoyed spooning up the rest before we even ate the cake. This is the first recipe I've found for home made frosting that I will use again. It spreads so easily and tastes rich and chocolatey. I will never buy store-bought frosting again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2003
I used this frosting on the Hazelnut Chocolate Cake also on this site and it came out terrific! The frosting is very spreadable holds up well and is not overly sweet or sugary. VERY creamy! Read More
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