This may be the icing that you are looking for. It is very chocolaty and has a soft set to it. Try using a butter-flavored shortening. It makes the recipe double rich. My mother always used it on Devil's Food cake.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sugar, evaporated milk, cocoa, and shortening into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, continue cooking and stirring for 1 minute.

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  • Remove from heat, and add butter and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until thick, and use immediately.

Nutrition Facts

89.2 calories; 0.6 g protein; 12.3 g carbohydrates; 4.7 mg cholesterol; 14.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
This recipe was perfect! I was a little hesitant since the other reviews said it didn't thicken however I was delightfully surprised when it did. I beat it with the mixer for approx 5 mins & it turned out delicious & beautiful! It isn't super sickening sweet & it makes the perfect amount of icing for a 9x13 sheet cake. Thanks IBLONG2JCH - this will be a recipe I use frequently:-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/20/2005
The icing didn't thicken at all! And I followed the instructions well.... Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/20/2005
The icing didn't thicken at all! And I followed the instructions well.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
This recipe was perfect! I was a little hesitant since the other reviews said it didn't thicken however I was delightfully surprised when it did. I beat it with the mixer for approx 5 mins & it turned out delicious & beautiful! It isn't super sickening sweet & it makes the perfect amount of icing for a 9x13 sheet cake. Thanks IBLONG2JCH - this will be a recipe I use frequently:-) Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2009
had to cool in the fridge overnight then warmed up in microwave and dipped cupcake tops in to coat. it cooled to a perfect sheen. it wasn't too sweet and looked very impressive. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
Tastes great....did NOT thicken Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2010
Very easy chocolaty sets up fine just be willing to be patient enough to beat with mixer about 5 minutes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
delicious!!! perfect for brownies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
My Husband LOVED it! I used as an icing on Beer Cake 1 (on this site substituted chocolate pudding for vanilla) He said it was the BEST icing he had ever had.I also added a few andes mints and melted them in for just a slightly minty flavor. will definatly use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2007
i love this recipe for the fact it isn't sicking sweet. While it didn't thicken as recipe says next time I will either try letting it cool first or adding a teaspoon of cornstarch to recipe with other ingredients to bring to boil. Also for a Bundt cake I think half a recipe would be sufficent for a great glaze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2011
Easy to make! Great when you don't have or don't want to use powdered sugar! This is a rich glaze for cookies! I used it on Habanero Cookies and it was wonderful! Read More
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