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
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Directions

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  • 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

189.8 calories; 1.6 g protein; 31.8 g carbohydrates; 8.2 mg cholesterol; 38.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/27/2005
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. Read More
(13)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 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. Read More
(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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
(3)
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
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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. Read More
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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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2013
Do NOT overcook this recipe! I thought I could maybe make it more frosting-like rather than heavy syrup but I ended up with a wonderful "Tootsie Roll" type candy instead. I managed to unload some of the pan on to the top of my cake but you cannot cut through it! Interesting when trying to serve!! Great flavor and texture as a candy--not a frosting the way I made it. Read More