165 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 105
  • 4 Rating Star 45
  • 2 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 3 Rating Star 4

Great on the Chocolate Walnut Cookies!

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add in cocoa, salt and boiling water, stirring until smooth.

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  • Add powdered sugar and beat until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. If frosting seems too thick, add water. If it seems too thin, add powdered sugar.

  • Spread on cooled cookies, such as Frosted Chocolate Walnut Goodies.

Nutrition Facts

55.78 calories; 0.35 g protein; 8.45 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g fat; 6.78 mg cholesterol; 25.11 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (146)

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Most helpful positive review

12/31/2003
This is a very smooth and easy to spread icing. I chose this recipe because there was no milk in the house and I had just baked a Crazy Cake(another recipe I found on this site). They went together very well. I'll be making this one again!
(44)

Most helpful critical review

02/23/2009
I really dont like this recipe!!!! There wasnt even enough. It just went into big clumps of all the ingredients! I dont like this AT ALL
165 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 105
  • 4 Rating Star 45
  • 2 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 3 Rating Star 4
12/31/2003
This is a very smooth and easy to spread icing. I chose this recipe because there was no milk in the house and I had just baked a Crazy Cake(another recipe I found on this site). They went together very well. I'll be making this one again!
(44)
10/22/2007
This wasn't at all what I was looking for-- it was a thick chocolate mess almost like ganache but not as smooth or sweet. I had to add twice as much sugar a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla to make it usable. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because I'm sure there are other people who are looking for a very unsweet straight chocolate icing. I just made a bad recipe choice based on the simple ingredient list and directions. (I was looking for "vanilla-chocolate powdered sugar frosting" which I HIGHLY recommend) I MIGHT use this one SPARINGLY (spread thinly) either between cookie sandwiches or on top of them but never on a cake.
(41)
03/19/2009
This frosting was very yummy!!! The taste deserves a five but overall it earns a four. The frosting was very pretty and glossy but it took a while to get it to the right consistency. It took way more sugar than called for to make it perfect. I also added just a little bit of vanilla flavoring. Very yummy with chocolate cupcakes. I will never buy frosting from the store again. Thanks for sharing.
(31)
07/05/2006
sweet & chocolaty... I was an instant star when I put this on a basic boxed cake recipe. People raved for hours.
(20)
05/01/2008
This recipe was absolutely phenomenal. I was making a cake for my best friend's birthday and it was kind of late at night and I had no icing. So I looked on here for something easy with few ingredients and I found this. So happy that I did. I must point out however that it is VERY import to use real stick butter. The second time I made it with my boyfriend it was watery because I used tub margarine. Also this afternoon I used the recipe to make truffles. I decreased the amount of water to about 2 tbs. rather than 3 and didn't use the full 1 1/2 cup of powder sugar. The mix was thicker so I made drops and put them on wax paper on a pan in the freezer and after an hour they were perfect. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Bravo.
(20)
01/06/2007
Rich in chocolate taste! Was exactly what I needed to frost 9x9 brownies. Didn't seem like enough for a full cake. I will definitely make again but will double for a cake.
(15)
04/12/2012
This recipe can be played with to get it right but as written this is a myriad of adjectives - gooey grainy and greasy among them and none of them what you want in a frosting. What a shame because it tasted great almost like fudge!
(10)
11/12/2006
Very easy to make. I made it by hand and was nont too tiresome. And it tasted wonderful and had a nice texture.
(10)
06/12/2006
this frosting was simple and delicious!
(7)