Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Creamy Chocolate Frosting II

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"This is an old family recipe that is a classic. It makes enough to frost a one-layer 9 inch cake."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

15 m servings 237 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir constantly until melted and well blended. Add the vanilla and sugar; beat with an electric mixer. Add water gradually as you beat until it is a spreadable consistency.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 237 calories; 8.8 g fat; 42.7 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 30 mg sodium. Full nutrition

Similar recipes

Reviews

Read all reviews 38
  1. 41 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

I sifted the powdered sugar first since I've previously used unsifted sugar and couldn't get the lumps out. I needed less than the 1/4 cup of water to get the right consistance for my tube pan ...

Most helpful critical review

I thought this frosting was just OK. It was very easy to make which is a plus but it set very quickly and became very hard. I guess I prefer a creamier frosting. Maybe I should have added eve...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

I sifted the powdered sugar first since I've previously used unsifted sugar and couldn't get the lumps out. I needed less than the 1/4 cup of water to get the right consistance for my tube pan ...

Great base recipe. I just made a few changes after reading other reviews. I used 3 squares of chocolate, then instead of adding all 2 cups of sugar at once, I added one cup, then slowly added ...

I thought this frosting was just OK. It was very easy to make which is a plus but it set very quickly and became very hard. I guess I prefer a creamier frosting. Maybe I should have added eve...

Be careful. I got it to the consistency I wanted which was not too runny but a little fluffy, and I was quick to put it on the cake but it was setting before I could finish icing the cake, whic...

This is a fabulous, yummy frosting that works very well on cupcakes. After I allowed the cupcakes to cool, I dipped them top-first right into the frosting. Perfect!

This is a great recipe but it is very rich! My kids loved it! Thanks for sharing it.

I like this recipe a lot, it reminds me of the tub frosting you'd by at the grocery. I like the fact it hardens quickly yet it's still creamy at the same time. Thanks for sharing this, I'll us...

really tasty although I would recommend following the directions on the recipe. I tried to make it using the microwave to melt everything but it turned out to be more difficult. I added a bit ...

This recipe is really easy and tastes great and became the perfect option for a chocolate cake I made with my boyfriend; he likes confectioners´ sugar frosting that turns a bit hard and I, on th...