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    Chocolate Fudge Frosting

    This chocolate fudge frosting is one of my favourite frostings of all time! It’s so rich and creamy, and best of all, is super easy to make!

    Super smooth chocolate fudge frosting

    What can I use fudge frosting for?

    This frosting can be used to ice so many different types of cakes and cupcakes! Some of my favourites include vanilla, banana and chocolate cakes! You can also use it as a filling for macarons.

    What is the shelf life?

    You can keep the frosting stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.


    Super smooth chocolate fudge frosting

    Chocolate Fudge Frosting

    The best chocolate fudge frosting of all time! So easy to put together, and so rich and creamy that you'll be eating the frosting with your spoon!
    5 from 15 votes
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    Prep Time: 2 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Cooling Time: 45 minutes
    Total Time: 57 minutes
    Servings: 1.5 cups


    • ½ cup (113 g) cream - heavy cream, whipping cream
    • cup (200 g) 50% dark chocolate
    • ½ cup (113 g) butter - unsalted
    • ½ cup (85 g) icing/powdered sugar - sifted
    • ¼ tsp instant coffee powder
    • ¼ tsp salt - omit if using salted butter
    • 2 tsp cocoa powder - unsweetened, sifted
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence/extract


    • Place a saucepan over medium heat and add in the cream. Heat until you begin to see little bubbles forming around the edges of the pan. The cream shouldn't be boiling.
    • Turn the heat to low and add in the cocoa powder. Mix until well combined.
    • Add in the remaining ingredients and continue to gently stir until all the solid ingredients are melted and you have a very smooth mixture.
    • Strain the mixture into a heat proof bowl to get rid of any lumps (this step is optional), and then cover the top with cling wrap so that the cling wrap is directly touching the top of the frosting. This will prevent a skin from forming as it cools down.
    • Let the mixture cool completely (about 45 minutes) before using.



    Calories: 1719kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 135g | Saturated Fat: 97g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 1067mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 87g | Vitamin A: 3243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 462mg | Iron: 2mg

    Nutritional information are estimates only as they are automatically calculated by a third party application. Actual values may differ based on brands and types of products used.

    Keyword: chocolate fudge frosting, chocolate icing, fudge frosting
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    • H

      5 stars
      So delicious, thank you!

    • Allison

      Hi Maryam
      Thank you for the recipes. Can you pour the hot frosting over a cooled cake or should it be refrigerated first?

      • Cakes by MK

        Hi Allison! Hmmm good question. I haven’t tried this before myself, but I imagine if the cake is cold, enough that it would set the frosting as you pour it over the cake then it may work? You may want the frosting to have cooled a little bit though so that it’s not ‘piping’ hot. I imagine this would give more of a glaze/poured ganache effect as opposed to a thick frosting which is lovely too! Let me know how you go if you decide to try it out 🙂

    • Alyssa

      Hi! Mine looked perfect but I noticed as I stirred it before applying to the cake, it got a bit grainy looking? I ran it through a sieve when it was still hot too so I’m not sure what happened. Do you think it was the stirring?? Thanks!

      • Cakes by MK

        Hi Alyssa! Sometimes this can happen if the frosting has cooled down a little unevenly, or if the initial chocolate hasn’t mixed well with the cream (but sounds like this wasn’t a problem for you as you did sift it). Hmmm I’m not too sure what the exact cause is, but you can fix this by heating a small amount of cream, and then stirring in a teaspoon at a time until it comes back together 🙂 just be sure not to add too much otherwise your frosting may not hold its shape. Hope that helps! 🙂

    • Neha

      5 stars
      Tried the recipe last weekend and wow it was a hit..super delicious and absolutely stable i as layered and covered a 6inch 4layer cake with it ..absolutely amazing !!
      Thanks for sharing your recipe..lots of love

      • Cakes by MK

        Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Neha! So glad to hear you enjoyed the frosting and that it held up well with a 4 layer cake 😀

    • Hoda Anis

      5 stars
      Thank you very very much for easy recipe long time I tried to find recipe and easy but I did’t but your’s is delicious I will try it in the weekend thank you again

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