This is a very rich frosting that tastes almost exactly like a piece of fudge. It is not dark like a candy bar like the canned fudge frostings, but don’t let that fool you!

Easy Fudge Frosting


  • Fudge Frosting
  • 1 pound butter, room temp

  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup


  1. Cream butter.
  2. Cream in powdered sugar in 4 batches.
  3. Cream in melted dark chocolate.
  4. Cream in cocoa powder in 2 batches.
  5. Cream in vanilla and half and half.
  6. Whip in simple syrup (use more to achieve desired consistency).


kimmerly1966 Says... 2010-04-09 09:33:36

wow wow wow, have used this twice since finding it, and have gotten rave review, People love it!!

sweetcakes2406 Says... 2010-07-26 18:36:38

what do you mean by simple syrup? like corn syrup? pm me please!

pixiedragon Says... 2010-08-17 23:06:40

This is the best fudge frosting ever! Very easy to spread, and it does taste just like real fudge!

cakeE101 Says... 2010-11-17 23:57:26

what is simple syrup? what do you mean by 4 batches

amandab1223 Says... 2011-03-17 07:58:08

Can this sit at room temp?

GrannyG27 Says... 2011-06-06 11:17:41

Simple Syrup can be made by mixing 2 parts water and 1 part sugar. example: 2 tsp water and 1 tsp sugar Just increase amount for what you need.

GrannyG27 Says... 2011-06-06 11:19:51

By 4 batches, I think the poster means, add a portion, 4 times. Don't dump in all at once.

tmelrose Says... 2012-06-07 11:18:47

What is the "dark chocolate"? Unsweetened baking chocolate? Dark chocolate candy bar?

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