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Chocolate Chip Icing

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
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recipe is ready in under 30 minutes time: under 30 minutes

serves/makes:   2.5 cups


recipe id: 25113
cook method: stovetop

Chocolate Chip Icing Recipe
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1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
6 ounces chocolate chips


Combine the sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.

Increase heat and bring to a boil for just one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Stir until chips are completely melted.

Spread immediately on cooked and cooled cake or cupcakes.


49 calories, 2 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium.
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Member since: March 12, 2008
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Used this on brownies! Awesome!

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Dec 31, 2012

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Thanks for this recipe! Didn't have granulated sugar, believe it or not, so used brown sugar & butterscotch chips. Was fabulous!

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its very good and super sweet thanks it made my cake a real cake!

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Member since: March 16, 2012
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I made a cake that broke into 5 pieces when flipped onto serving tray. Decided it was a good time to try a new frosting recipe. I followed the recipe but used 1% milk and 1/2 granulated sugar and 1/2 splenda. It is delicious. Will make again.

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Member since: January 25, 2012
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I don't want to give this a 4 star but without adding 1-1 1/2 c. powdered sugar after the chocolate chips to make it a 5 star. The flavor is absolutely delicious, it was just the consistency!

CDKitchen Note: This is a boiled frosting, you don't add powdered sugar to it. These icing recipes usually have a slightly more grainy texture (more like fudge).

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OMG!!!!! I have only ever made pb icing, my boyfriend is ssoooo tired of that, so I decided to surprise him with a new flavor since he does not like store bought canned icing.. This was so good I had to make a second batch and go buy ice cream so we could use it as a topping.. Thank you for the easy recipe..OUR NEW FAVORITE for all sweets...

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Member since: October 16, 2011
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i made this icing for a lemon boston cream pie with pastry cream. i added about 2 tablespoons amaretto to it!

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This frosting was absolutly AMAZING! I made it with white chocolate chips. I put a little more butter and milk than the recipe call for so it wouldn't over cook and I also boiled it for 2 minutes instead of 1. But instead of stirring the chocolate in I put it in a stand mixer on medium speed for 10 minutes then put it on high for 5 minutes and as soon as it finished whipping I put it right onto a cooled strawberry cake. This was the best icing I ever had! It is definitely worth trying.

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Member since: June 27, 2009
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This recipe turned out great! It was a perfect companion to the basic chocolate cake for my special valentine cake! Loved it!

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I just made this recipe since the store bought one was gross. Oh My Goodness, SO yummy! I used part half/half & skim milk and added a lil' more butter...probably added a few more chips (used semi-sweet) and it's perfect. I dipped the cupcakes. Great easy recipe! ps: I used the leftover icing on sourdough pretzel bits-Mmmm, mmm, good! ;^)

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