I started out with Lisa’s Blue ribbon moist and fudgey choc. cake recipe, I LOVED it! But am also seriously in love with dark chocolate!!! So I made one change and transformed it into the BEST dark choc. filling I have ever had :) yum! Thank you Lisa for the original recipe!!


  • 1 stick of butter softened ( I used salted)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate ice cream topping ( I used Smuckers)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar-sifted
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla


msulli10 Says... 2010-04-01 10:14:02

Can you use this to ice the cake as well or just as a filling. It looks delicious.

DEANCROTALID Says... 2010-04-02 13:39:32

I did use it to ice cup cakes too..it held up well. You may have to tweak, more or less milk/powdered sugar to get the consistancy you want for icing as it is really thick as is.

MessMaker Says... 2010-05-17 07:53:01

I was wondering about how many cups of filling/ frosting this recipe will make...?

sarascakecreations Says... 2010-06-02 06:50:28

sounds yummy... but what do you mean by 1 stick of butter? is that 1 cup?

telly3000 Says... 2010-06-03 19:55:17

I made this to fill a milk chocolate cake and it was AMAZING!! Thanks for the recipe!

kimmerly1966 Says... 2010-06-28 13:06:20

Sarascakes one stick is a half of a cup in the US, not sure where you are or not but most of them say how much a stick is on the side of the stick. Hope that helps.

clm425 Says... 2010-07-06 12:32:46

Could you use Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Syrup for this instead of smuckers?

DEANCROTALID Says... 2010-07-06 14:14:49

I have used a mixture with half dark syrup and half ice cream topping.. It turned out just as good.....so I would say yes, It may be a little thiner and require a little extra sugar though.

gkherum Says... 2010-07-07 17:49:55

this sounds amazing-does it have to be refrigerated since it has milk and butter in it?

cumnsteach Says... 2010-07-28 11:22:01

It sounds delecious, but I'm more of a milk chocolate fan. What do I do to make it milk chocolate?

DEANCROTALID Says... 2010-08-17 16:00:08

I would just use choc. syrup and a little more p. sugar....or reg. fudge....

babychiff Says... 2010-11-27 23:41:50

..hello!.. can i know the procedure of this recipe? thank you:)))

a_twist_of_cake Says... 2010-12-15 12:38:47

babychiff.... just blend all ingredients together in the order they are listed :o) Super yummy recipe!!

spicee Says... 2011-01-15 09:49:35

Cant wait to make this. Gonna stuff my devils food cupcakes with it..Debating over using a cream caramel frosting or cream cheese vanilla bean peanut butter..Will let you know what works best..Personally i think it will be a toss up...OHHHH 1 stick of butter = one half cup and 2 sticks= one cup.....

carol1221 Says... 2011-05-05 12:15:58

Very good - it's like a creamy, fudgy filling.

jill961620 Says... 2012-08-23 05:53:55

This recipe is really good. I had people asking what was in it bc it was amazing. I used the dark cocoa powder too. Add a little instant espresso powder to give it an extra kick.

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