10 Ratings
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1

This fudgy frosting will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator.

Wendy
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a saucepan on very low heat, carefully melt the chocolate and butter, stirring constantly. Add the corn syrup, sugar, and milk. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a boil, and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring only occasionally, until the mixture becomes a candy-like, gooey fudge. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let chill to spreadable consistency.

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Nutrition Facts

190 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 39 mg sodium. 31.8 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
Hello there Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it and the frosting and put over a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. It kept it moist. The frosting was a little bit grainy. However after it sat it was amazing. I will be using this recipe again. Thank you.
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2011
I followed the recipe exactly as it was directed but mine didn't turn out good. I can't use it bec it didn't taste good.
(2)
10 Ratings
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2005
I'm of two minds about this frosting. My husband took one bite of the cake it was on and pushed his plate away saying "too bitter!". I didn't think it was too bitter but it definitely has a "dark chocolate" flavor to it more so than hot fudge for ice cream. It's also very gooey sticky making it quite difficult to cut your cake. I put the whole recipe on an 8x8 cake and it probably would have been enough for a 9x13. I probably won't make this again.
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
06/06/2007
I made this in search for a fudge cake frosting my mom and grandma used to make. I would not recommend this for a cake frosting - it was too gooey and stuck to everything. I found the frosting I wanted in an old Betty Crocker cookbook - similar except only 1 tbls. corn syrup and unlike this it hardens to a fudge-like finish. This recipe might be more suited as an ice cream topping.
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2007
This was a good hot fudge recipe. But I do have to say that this definitely not a fluffy frosting recipe. It is more like an ice cream topping. But very good otherwise.
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
Hello there Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it and the frosting and put over a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. It kept it moist. The frosting was a little bit grainy. However after it sat it was amazing. I will be using this recipe again. Thank you.
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2003
This frosting was definitly reminiscent of hot fudge in texture and taste. It also sealed in the moisture of the cake well but it was somewhat hard to work with. There is a very fine line between cool enough to hold its shape and warm enough to pour over the cake and I was too far on the "warm enough to pour" side of things. Still everyone who tried the frosting liked it and I would probably use this recipe again.
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2004
We found this frosting to be somewhat bitter. The Karo Syrup and only 1/2 cup sugar just didn't make it sweet enough.
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2011
I followed the recipe exactly as it was directed but mine didn't turn out good. I can't use it bec it didn't taste good.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
always use
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2012
I have been searching for a hot fudge tasting frosting for about 6 weeks. I found this one and tried it. The taste is somewhat a little bitter so I added a couple tablespoons of Hersheys hot fudge to it while still cooking. To my surprise it became the desired taste I wanted. It is still not fluffy the cake layers tend to slide a bit. I will try cooking it just a tad longer hoping that will stiffen it up a bit. Jan