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1 Minute Chocolate Frosting

This one minute chocolate frosting recipe is one of the most visited recipes on the entire site. The frosting is a fudgy frosting and requires that the mixture boil (just like when making fudge). This recipe does not call for powdered (confectioners') sugar. CDKitchen has made this recipe with success so follow the directions and you will too!

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
160 reviews

recipe is ready in under 30 minutes time: under 30 minutes

serves/makes:   1.5 cups


recipe id: 24742
cook method: stovetop

1 Minute Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Mix together. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Add vanilla. Cool partially, then beat with a mixer for 3 minutes or until spreadable consistency.

CDKitchen Note: Please read the reviews on this recipe. We have personally tested this recipe and it WORKS if you follow the directions.


53 calories, 2 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium.
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This recipe has received such varying reviews we thought we better bring it to the CDTestKitchen. You'll notice we're giving it 5 stars - that's because it turned out perfect for us. We boiled the mixture about a minute (maybe 20-30 seconds more) then let it cool just a little (in case it splatted it wouldn't burn then!) and beat it with an electric mixer for about 3 1/2 minutes. We used all the measurements/ingredients exactly as called for in the recipe. One thing that may be confusing people is that this is not a fluffy kind of frosting that you use to decorate a cake. This is more of a frosting that would go on brownies, or a cake that is in a pan. The mixture will harden some however, but it definitely shouldn't be soupy like some reviewers mentioned. Be careful not to heat it over too high a heat, or the sugar will start to turn to candy (which will make the mixture crunchy). We think the biggest success factor is the mixing time/technique. Don't try to mix this by hand, you won't get it to the right consistency. Also, don't let it cool too much before spreading it since it will firm up more while it cools (to the point it won't be easily spreadable).

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ended up a little grainy but overall good. used it on brownies.

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This was really good. However, I made some changes to make it to my own taste. I doubled the sugar and then after boiling and mixing I added cream cheese and it was so good!

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I put it in the refrig after to cool it quickly and when i took it out to beat, it was too hard. i added about 1T of brewed coffee to thin it out and it came out GREAT! you don't taste the coffee, but my friend is still raving about the frosting. I forgot to save the link, but I, luckily, found it again.

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Turned out perfect and I will use it again

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Great recipe, tasted like fudge in icing form!

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I love this recipe. I made my daughter a Choco cake recently and realized I didn't have any powdered sugar for frosting. I will never use a powder sugar frosting recipe ever again! Too sweet and you lose all the chocolate flavor. This recipe is spot on and it really wasn't a big deal to boil for a minute. My rec for anyone using this is that you may want to consider doubling the recipe - following these amounts made *just* barely enough frosting for a pan cake. Delicious!!

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Super fudgey! I love this recipe! It's very delicious and I will definitely make it again!

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How long do u have to let it cool?

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I measured exactly as the recipe stated and boiled, whipped & cooled for the exact amount of time. HOWEVER... this frosting is more like a royal icing than a frosting. It poured like cream and took overnight to set. Even then it was more sticky than hard. I don't think I will use this again as it is WAY too runny

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