Rating: 4.43 stars
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This is a very easy frosting to make, not too sweet, and absolutely outstanding

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 cups
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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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  • Blend the melted chocolate and milk. Gradually mix in the water, vanilla, and pudding mix, and whisk until smooth. Fold in the heavy cream. Frost the cake immediately, and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 38.3mg; sodium 180.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2004
I wanted a very "whipped cream" type of chocolate frosting and this was the closest I could find. I followed the recipe with some exceptions. Instead of 1/2 cup of water I used 1/2 cup of heavy cream. (I'd bought a pint and didn't want it to go to waste so I figured it couldn't hurt.) Then once the beaten whipped cream had been folded into the mixture I didn't think the frosting was fluffy enough for what I wanted. I also could still detect some grittiness from the pudding mix even though I beat it with an electric hand mixer for quite a while. So I took the remainder of my pint of whipping cream and beat that up and folded it in too. The texture came out exactly what I was looking for. It was easy to spread immediately. The texture is light and the flavor is chocolatey with just enough richness. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2005
Not really a frosting as its name suggests but quite good on icecream. Its more like a fudge sause than a frosting. The texture is like a glaze. I tried it on angel food cake and it was delicious. I wouldn't reccommend it on a layor cake though. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2004
I wanted a very "whipped cream" type of chocolate frosting and this was the closest I could find. I followed the recipe with some exceptions. Instead of 1/2 cup of water I used 1/2 cup of heavy cream. (I'd bought a pint and didn't want it to go to waste so I figured it couldn't hurt.) Then once the beaten whipped cream had been folded into the mixture I didn't think the frosting was fluffy enough for what I wanted. I also could still detect some grittiness from the pudding mix even though I beat it with an electric hand mixer for quite a while. So I took the remainder of my pint of whipping cream and beat that up and folded it in too. The texture came out exactly what I was looking for. It was easy to spread immediately. The texture is light and the flavor is chocolatey with just enough richness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
Simply "dreamy"... light fluffy creamy and satiny looking. Not too sweet with a pudding flavor. Delicious! Want to avoid the fat content in the recipe? Here's how you do it: Purchase fat-free condensed milk and in place of the heavy cream use one 12 fl. oz. can of fat-free evaporated milk. Omit the water in the recipe. Chill the evaporated milk in its own can (do not open it yet) to the point of it almost starting to freeze. Poor the chilled milk in a blender cup and whip until it triples in volume. Add it to the thick frosting base and mix slowly in a folding motion until well combined. Let it sit still for a few minutes to thicken before you start frosting your cake. Frosting made with evaporated milk will be very soft. Drop it by dollops on the top of your cake and near the top edges. It will slowly spread on its own and with your guidance it will smoothly slide down the sides of the cake forming a thick layer as it goes down on its own. If this type of consistency is a bit too thin to your liking put the frosting in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before you spread it on your cake. Chill frosted cake for several hours prior to serving so the frosting can set. The frosting has a nice satiny look which makes the cake look even yummier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
Fantastic recipe. This is not like any frosting I have ever made. Here's a great thing to try: instead of 1/2 cup of water add 1/2 cup of coffee liquer (such as Kahlua or Starbuck's). This give the frosting a great mocha flavor! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/01/2005
Not really a frosting as its name suggests but quite good on icecream. Its more like a fudge sause than a frosting. The texture is like a glaze. I tried it on angel food cake and it was delicious. I wouldn't reccommend it on a layor cake though. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
I guarantee the reviews that say this recipe is "runny " "too sweet " "like a chocolate sauce " and "milky" made a mistake. I would bet they didn't whip the cream and instead thought "1 cup heavy cream whipped" meant "1 cup whipping cream." If you whip the cream like the recipe calls for this recipe is ANYTHING but runny or too sweet. It's smooth light and just right. Just MAKE SURE YOU WHIP THE CREAM WELL with an electric mixer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
OUTSTANDING! This frosting is a winner because it's not too sweet and has great flavor & texture. TIP: When whipping heavy cream shake well first and use a CHILLED bowl. I also doubled the amount of unsweetened chocolate and used chocolate-fudge pudding. This frosting is not as "pretty" as the store-bought kind (which uses additives to make it glossy) but it wins hands-down in taste! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2007
This was very good. Easy to make and went great on the yellow cake I made for a birthday party. So easy to spread. Not real sweet and definately has a chocolate pudding flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
This is the best chocholate frosting recipe i've ever made. It's so creamy and works great with a ganache. I do add another square of chocolate for a bit more consistancy. Also refridgerate for at least an hour before spreading onto cake. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/08/2010
The "frosting" had a good flavor but it was not the texture of frosting at all. I could not get it to stick to the cupcakes. I instead spooned it into a graham cracker crust and topped with cool whip and walnuts! It was a hit after my changes! Read More
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