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Chocolate Fudge Frosting


Creamy chocolate fudge frosting makes a rich topping for your favorite dessert!

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  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla


Servings 1
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Step 1

Cook sugar, water, salt, chocolate and corn syrup over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Cover saucepan for 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals on side of the pan. Uncover and continue cooking to soft ball stage 236°F. Remove from heat, add butter and cool to lukewarm. Add vanilla and beat until spreading consistency. If frosting becomes stiff, add small amount of hot water.

A note about spreading consistency- the frosting goes from very liquid to fudgy firm quickly. I find it best to beat just until it starts to thicken and then start pouring over the cake. Pour at a rate where the icing drips down the side without pooling too much at the bottom.

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