The yummiest chocolate icing ever. Because of its gooey nature, this icing is not meant for layer cakes, but sheet cakes only. Easy, too!

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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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  • In a double boiler, combine milk, water, salt and chocolate. Heat, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add vanilla.

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  • Spread or drizzle over your cake.

Nutrition Facts

128.8 calories; 3.2 g protein; 19.2 g carbohydrates; 11.1 mg cholesterol; 66.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2005
This recipe is amazing. I justused four unsweetened chocolate squares and doubled every ingredient except the the sweetened condensed milk. It was thick and tasted delicious. The texture was similar to icing you can buy by pillsubury or Duncan Hines but tastes delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/16/2007
While this "frosting" had a nice taste not being too sweet like other sugar based frostings I would not classify this as a "frosting" at all. This is more like a sauce (and not even a glaze). My cake tastes good but it's now soaked. I would consider making some significant adjustments to the quanitities of ingredients used if you're hoping for something thicker (like no water and doubling the chocolate). Chilling overnight before using made little difference. Read More
(21)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
09/16/2007
While this "frosting" had a nice taste not being too sweet like other sugar based frostings I would not classify this as a "frosting" at all. This is more like a sauce (and not even a glaze). My cake tastes good but it's now soaked. I would consider making some significant adjustments to the quanitities of ingredients used if you're hoping for something thicker (like no water and doubling the chocolate). Chilling overnight before using made little difference. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2005
This recipe is amazing. I justused four unsweetened chocolate squares and doubled every ingredient except the the sweetened condensed milk. It was thick and tasted delicious. The texture was similar to icing you can buy by pillsubury or Duncan Hines but tastes delicious. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is delicious! Like very thick creamy chocolate caramel. Perfect for people who love fudgy icings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2008
I have nothing but praises for this one! There are 2 (1 picky and 1 not picky) chocolate lovers in my household. They both loved it. Unfortunately I used it to coat doughnut holes and it didn't work as well as I thought. It lived up to it's name though - gooey. The best part is that I no longer need to buy chocolate frosting as I can now confidently use this recipe over and over again. I used the tips listed under the recipe - lifesaver. I doubled everything except the milk and it worked out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2003
This was a super easy frosting. I did nt really care for the taste. It needed maybe another ounce of chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
I didn't have confectioners sugar to frost my yellow bundt cake but I did have a can of fat-free sweetened condensed milk so I decided to use what I had on hand. I also did not have chocolate squares so I used 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa. I mixed this together and cooked in a double boiler. I did add 1 tbsp of butter to the mixture and cooked until it was thick (probably 30 minutes or so and stirred often so it wouldn't burn). I did not add water. This is a FABULOUS icing over a bundt cake. The chocolate icing was not too sweet which we liked and it looked so pretty. Drizzle the icing over a cooled cake while still warm as my icing was pretty thick. I will definitely make this icing again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
Just a note to those who think it's too thin - you have to stir it for a long time (10 minutes or so) to get it to thicken but it's worth it. I burned my mouth several times tasting it before it cooled. I used it on a Crazy Cake for a butter-free egg-free treat and it was amazing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2009
This was probably the easiest frosting I have ever made. Decadently rich and sweet which I enjoy every once in a while. The only change I made was to use a couple tablespoons of cocoa since I didn't have any baking chocolate on hand. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2006
I did not like this recipe I thought it was a lot of hassle and it came out thin and bitter. Read More
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