Looking for a real fudge frosting? This is a family favorite and a tried and true chocolate frosting recipe from our family restaurant. Overbeat it and you have FUDGE…but it can be thinned with milk and a little more butter. Even if it is very spreadable, it will harden as it cools. Also works for borders and flowers.
- 1# confectioners sugar
- 7 T milk
- 1 t vanilla
- dash of salt
- 3 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
- 3 T butter
Mix the sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Melt the chocolate and butter. Make sure the chocolate is thoroughly melted and the mixture is nice and hot. Add to the sugar and beat until thick. It starts out real shiny and will start to dull…just like fudge does. Do not overbeat. It will set up on the cake. It works very well for piping borders and even making roses and leaves. You may need to work fast as the heat from your hand softens it quickly. I like to use two decorating bags so one can be in the refrigerator. I have also used this for a grooms cake…it smooths out with hot water and spatula….drying beautifully. It was a big hit! Makes enough to fill and frost two 8″ layers or piled high on a 9X13″.