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!
recipe at a glance
4 stars - 163 reviews
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 1.5 cupsrecipe id: 24742cook method: stovetop
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.
ratings & reviews
|Jun 10, 2007 Valerie's Review
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).
Nov 9, 2013 becca098
This was so yummy! I put it on top of my peanut butter cake, and got rave reviews! I have also made this frosting then whipped it into whipped cream and it was fabulous!
Oct 8, 2013 chocoholicmomMember since: October 8, 2013
I just registered on this site just to write this review. This frosting is TO DIE FOR! Super simple and so good. I had to keep shooing my kids away from it so there'd be something left for the brownies it was meant to frost.
Sep 20, 2013 Ishna
Can we use this recipe on a chocolate fudge cake?
Sep 18, 2013 supernova9Member since: September 18, 2013
I absolutely love this recipe, however I did have to alter it a bit b/c of my diet. I used Almond milk w/ vanilla & added a pinch of brown sugar. It was not as thick, but I like it that way, I wanted more of a light glaze, so it works for me!
Sep 16, 2013 ChelsWx
This is amazing! I really want to try it again and was wondering if it would work with chocolate instead of cocoa powder? x
Aug 20, 2013 Guest Foodie
Oh my god this was amazing!! It's hard not to eat plain!!
Aug 16, 2013 MSWRONG
Great recipe! Turned out perfectly for me!
Jul 9, 2013 baker chick
I'm SOLD on this recipe! For those that it didn't work for you have to be doing it wrong because this is the best frosting. It's really good and fudgy like you'd use on brownies. Or, just eat it with a spoon like I did (not all of it of course!)
Jul 7, 2013 Penelope
This recipe was AMAZING for the brownies I made. I will definitely make this recipe again.