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Chocolate Chip Icing

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   2.5 cups
  

recipe id: 25113
cook method: stovetop
Chocolate Chip Icing Recipe
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ingredients

1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
6 ounces chocolate chips

directions

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.

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nutrition

49 calories, 2 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per tablespoon. This recipe is low in sodium.
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May 16, 2010





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Nothing completes a good cupcake like chocolate chip icing. With just four ingredients, it's flavor is only surpassed by its simplicity to make.



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Mar 12, 2008





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Used this on brownies! Awesome!



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Dagmar

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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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Mar 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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Jan 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 Staff Reply:
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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Oct 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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Jun 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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I've made this icing for years--sometimes grainy. I now only use pure cane sugar and follow directions to a T with no problems



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I increased the butter to 4 Tbsp. and used an entire 12 oz pack of milk chocolate chips then boiled for two rather than one minute and it turned really creamy and rich. May have been more than I really needed to frost one cake but was really good.



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This turned out well for me. Because some people complained about graininess and thinness, I boiled it for two minutes. I also added a little more butter and milk so it wouldn't overcook. I used store brand chocolate chips. It tasted fine, but I'm sure nicer chocolate would have been more flavorful. I also added a shot of bourbon.

The big change I made was to cool it with the whip attachment in the stand mixer. I took it off the heat and poured it directly into the bowl with the chocolate. It still took 15 min to cool, but it whipped up and added volume, and gave it a nice texture to spread. Even so, because this is a cooked frosting, it gets that crusty skin after it rests for ten minutes.



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It was delicious beyond many levels, however- the texture was horrible. After I added the chocolate chips, it started taking a play-doh form and it was very very hard to frost cupcakes with it. It won't even stick to the cupcakes. It's just mounted on. I reccomend it as a fudge- not a frosting.

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Sounds like it overcooked.





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This icing is very yummy and pretty easy to make. The only "problem" I had is that if boiled too long and cooled it turns into fudge. (This is not really a problem in my house as everyone loves fudge)



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i had a half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips so i decided to put this icing on my brownies. turned out great. they will be a delicious treat for the gang at work on Monday!



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Sickly sweet when used with semisweet chips. I tried to cut it with sour cream, but it was grainy and way too much for me. It ended up in the trash, and I ended up annoyed I wasted the time and ingredients.



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i had an urge for chocolate icing on a cake & had no frosting or any cocoa powder in the house but i did have chips. this recipe was great and easy and super tasty. i will definitely do this again (although there is a lot of stirring involved!).



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This is the BEST icing recipe EVER!!! I don't bake..and this is the easiest fastest recipe that I have found...not to mention it turned out FABULOUS!! I had sooo many compliments people counldn't believe I made the cupcakes..they thought I bought them. "The frosting is too perfect for you to have made them"...hmm, not nice but for me that a HUGE compliment! I have no idea how anyone could screw this up...too grainy? Really? Did you actually read the recipe?? Haha! I loved it and I will use it forever now. Thanks!



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This was fantastic!
how ever I tweak it a little bit. I adding a little more chocolate and some baking non sweetened chocolate because it was a little too sweet. Also i added maybe like 3 table spoons of cofee and it did not come out runny at all. When i was cooking it i started it off at as low as heat as possible that way the sugar would melt easier and it came out sily smooth. It also thickened very fast and was so easy to make.



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Quick and easy, but not amazing. Tasted like melted chocolate chips, butter and other ingredients unnoticeable.



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For how simple it is to make it's not that bad. I will admit it is thin but after letting it sit in the fridge for an hour it thickened. Taste is very good.



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Great recipe! Use a timer! If you cook it at a boil the whole minute it will be perfect! You can even decorate with it! Just don't cook it too long or you will have fudge! Great with the chocolate butter cake.



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I LOVE this frosting!! My mother makes this same recipe for all her cakes and cupcakes. You definitely need to boil it or you will have a runny and gritty frosting. And I always put in 3/4 c of chocolate chips, sometimes more. After pouring it on my cake, I refrigerate it. The frosting always solidifies and tastes like fudge. Add a scoop of peanut butter for a great twist!



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Make sure to boil for a minute.It cooks the sugar so it doesn't turn out grainy.
I added a few squares of dark chocolate to balance the sweetness of the milk chocolate chips that AI used.
I like mine a bit thinner than most so I used a few drops more of milk.




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i followed this recipe to a T. Found it very grainy and would definately not use again.



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Absolutely perfect for the rich chocolate lover! Turned out perfect--do let it sit until at least room temp. Yumm!!!



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Quick, easy, and tasty! I'd make it again!



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Was looking for a quick frosting recipe and I all had were some good chocolate chips. I have made my own frosting w/ chips and it turned out well but wanted something different. Followed the recipe to a T. Tastes really great but looks grainy as others commented. I think there are better recipes using chocolate chips out there that will produce better results aesthetically.



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This was a great frosting...but it was super sweet...almost too sweet...maybe because I used milk chocolate chips. Do pay attention to the 1 min. boiling time!



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I just made this recipe with dark chocolate chips, I almost licked the pan out!!!!!



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this was absolutely delishous and easy I'm only 13 and it turned out perfectly even my mom the great cook she is said it was absolutely delishous



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Although I used margarine instead of butter, this recipe worked out very well for me! Simple and tasty.



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This is a very nice recipe and it will turn out fine if you actually follow the boiling, stirring, and timing directions. I also tried it using evaporated milk instead of regular milk and it turned out very creamy and thick.



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Lynn

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Slightly different proportions give a great non-grainy recipe: 1 1/3 c. sugar, 1/3 c. butter, 1/3 c. milk -- bring to rolling boil and stir for no more than 1 min. Remove from heat and add 1/2 c. choc. chips and 1 t. vanilla. Pour over slightly warm cake. We've used this for years and love it!



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It was pretty good! I used half/half to thicken it a bit and it worked well



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This recipe was very successful for me! I dipped my cupcakes in the warm icing...then used the leftover to cover pretzles, almonds. strawberries and a banana (which I froze.) Then, I licked the bowl. I am ashamed.



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It was okay. I used powdered sugar instead and it was still a little grainy. Boil it for a full minute alone, that means without you. It helps. :)



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Great ! I was making an icing for the first time and it looked and tasted great. Thanks .



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Just made this frosting in an emergency. (no canned frosting) For a bundt yellow pound cake. Worked GREAT! I could have drizzled while slightly warm but I let cool while stirring (approx. 10 min) and it turned out great.



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The perfect frosting---smooth and full of chocolate richness.
Pay attention to the 1 min. boiling portion of the directions; otherwise, your results may be runny. (Those who posted concerns about this problem: Take note.)
Thanks for this tasty and easy recipe!



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I followed this recipe EXACTLY.. and my "frosting" resembled playdoh. I guess the kids can play with it, AND eat it..



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This icing turned out amazing!!! I definitly give it a 5/5. This was my first time making a chocolate icing and I was a little worried with how it might turn out, but there was no problems at all. The measurements are perfect for this delicious milk chocolatly icing and it goes excellent on cupcakes! I urge everyone to try it! Thanks to whoever posted this recipe!



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It looks good and tastes good. I was expecting it to be thicker. I bet it would make an incredible sauce for icecream sundaes or chocolate dipped cookies or fruit!!



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too grainy....use powdered sugar instead



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This is a terrific icing for large quantities of cupcakes. I made the icing and then dunked the tops of the cupcakes in while it was still warm. It makes a nice, shiny, very tasty glaze. I'm going to try it on doughnuts too. I also agree that the measurements are 'bang' on.



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This recipe was excellent - you do have to let it cool in order for it to thicken but the measurements were right on. And it kept a rich color once cooled.



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Apr 30, 2005





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I found that the 6 ounces choc. chip was possibly incorrect. I had to add 12 ounches to thicken the icing. Icing was very thin and ran. I used chocolate chip morsels. Perhaps this recipe needed larger hunks of chips? Not sure. However, it does taste great!