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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!