Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting


Easy and creamy chocolate fudge frosting. Tastes heavenly. Use on cooled devil’s food cake for a death by chocolate experience.

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Frosting


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.

2 Sift the cocoa with the confectioners’ sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don’t add more than 1/4 cup of milk.

3 Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Comments (11)


WOW!!!! I just made this and literally couldnt stop licking my spatula! SOOO good. Im definitely using this recipe from now on. Thank you!


I just made this frosting exactly the way the directions said. it is really sweet ( im not a super sweet type of chocolate person) and it was really thin. I dont think this is a good frosting for making a layer cake or putting under fondant like i was looking for. I added more powdered sugar and it thickened a little but just got even sweeter. it is a good recipe though just not what i was looking for. if anyone knows a good thick chocolate buttercream recipe message me please


I use this recipe all of the time and we all love it!!!!! I agree it is thinner and sweet, therefore I only use 1/2 cup of the hot fudge and I use cream instead of milk.

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