I have been looking for a nice chocolate frosting that is like the canned frosting you can buy and finally came across a recipe from Pioneer Woman’s blog. This is a fantastic recipe – tastes great and just like the canned frosting, but better! You can use any chocolate you would like (I prefer milk chocolate over semi-sweet).


  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Mix ingredients together in a small/medium saucepan. Melt ingredients over medium low heat, stirring gently.
  2. Icing is ready when all ingredients are melted and combined.



2SchnauzerLady Says... 2009-09-25 09:21:09

Does this icing need mixing with a blender when it cools? Or does it do well spreading it as is? Does it crust? It does look good.

karenm0712 Says... 2009-09-25 09:28:46

No blender needed, just a spoon! :) If it gets to stiff for me (which is only when I have taken it out of the fridge, I warm it up in the microwave and just use a spoon to mix it back up. It does not "crust", but does harden when completely cooled.

2SchnauzerLady Says... 2009-09-25 12:12:35

Putting into my fav's so I can find it the next time I need a fudgy icing!

katefrosting Says... 2009-09-26 16:25:47

Sounds delicious. Thank you for including the warning.

vicky Says... 2009-09-29 08:53:19

Does this need to be refrigerated, or can it be used for a filling in a wedding cake? Have you ever used white chocolate? Thanks for the recipe.

Ameh Says... 2009-10-03 20:52:06

This is fudgy, delicious, be sure to use butter, not margarine. Frost cake with this while it's still hot. Thank you for this recipe.

Ashley1212 Says... 2010-02-14 10:31:25

I love this recipe. I just made a chocolate on chocolate cake for my husband's birthday party. Everyone loved it - so fudgy, so delicious.... thanks for sharing!!!!!

iluvpeeks Says... 2010-10-23 21:45:35

Great recipe. Flavor is fantastic. I used it to frost a barrel cake, and the Royal Dansk Luxury Wafers stuck really great to the sides of the cake. I used Ghiradeli milk chocolate morsels. Very nice flavor and consistency. Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely use again, and is in my favorites.

RebeccaBloomwood Says... 2012-03-15 12:05:23

can you pipe this? i'm looking for a fudge icing to pipe on cupcakes

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