Nothing completes a good cupcake like chocolate chip icing. With just four ingredients, it's flavor is only surpassed by its simplicity to make.
Member since: Mar 13, 2001
nitaboo October 31, 2013 REVIEW:
Used this on brownies! Awesome!
Dagmar December 31, 2012 COMMENT: Thanks for this recipe! Didn't have granulated sugar, believe it or not, so used brown sugar & butterscotch chips. Was fabulous!
freem March 23, 2012 REVIEW:
its very good and super sweet thanks it made my cake a real cake!
Member since: Mar 16, 2012
miler999 March 16, 2012 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Jan 25, 2012
paige819 January 25, 2012 REVIEW:
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).
stella November 28, 2011 REVIEW:
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...
Member since: Oct 16, 2011
mowsers44 October 16, 2011 REVIEW:
i made this icing for a lemon boston cream pie with pastry cream. i added about 2 tablespoons amaretto to it!
ItssSarahhh April 28, 2011 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Jun 27, 2009
CarlaG February 15, 2011 REVIEW:
This recipe turned out great! It was a perfect companion to the basic chocolate cake for my special valentine cake! Loved it!
oneworldmama January 14, 2011 REVIEW:
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! ;^)
grane December 18, 2010 REVIEW:
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
lmrose67 August 24, 2010 REVIEW:
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.
gmt July 4, 2010 REVIEW:
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.
Angela January 27, 2010 REVIEW:
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.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Sounds like it overcooked.
Member since: Nov 7, 2009
ohbladee November 7, 2009 REVIEW:
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)
memedixie October 4, 2009 REVIEW:
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!
emma September 14, 2009 REVIEW:
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.
mimi August 14, 2009 REVIEW:
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!).
Guest Foodie June 12, 2009 REVIEW:
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!
Anonomous May 28, 2009 REVIEW:
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.
Guest Foodie May 9, 2009 REVIEW:
Quick and easy, but not amazing. Tasted like melted chocolate chips, butter and other ingredients unnoticeable.
Member since: Feb 2, 2009
nstone53 February 2, 2009 REVIEW:
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.
c mac October 29, 2008 REVIEW:
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.
hoody9 June 23, 2008 REVIEW:
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!
toolgirly March 2, 2008 REVIEW:
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.
mange February 3, 2008 REVIEW:
i followed this recipe to a T. Found it very grainy and would definately not use again.
dee January 20, 2008 REVIEW:
Absolutely perfect for the rich chocolate lover! Turned out perfect--do let it sit until at least room temp. Yumm!!!
Guest Foodie January 14, 2008 REVIEW:
Quick, easy, and tasty! I'd make it again!
Guest Foodie November 10, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Erica November 2, 2007 REVIEW:
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!
vjensen September 15, 2007 REVIEW:
I just made this recipe with dark chocolate chips, I almost licked the pan out!!!!!
Guest Foodie July 23, 2007 REVIEW:
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
Guest Foodie May 26, 2007 REVIEW:
Although I used margarine instead of butter, this recipe worked out very well for me! Simple and tasty.
Magallanera May 22, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Lynn May 21, 2007 COMMENT: 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!
Emily April 6, 2007 REVIEW:
It was pretty good! I used half/half to thicken it a bit and it worked well
Guest Foodie April 5, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Mar 14, 2007
thepenguinsquad March 14, 2007 REVIEW:
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. :)
Sucharitha February 14, 2007 REVIEW:
Great ! I was making an icing for the first time and it looked and tasted great. Thanks .
Guest Foodie February 11, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Guest Foodie January 20, 2007 REVIEW:
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!
Guest Foodie December 19, 2006 REVIEW:
I followed this recipe EXACTLY.. and my "frosting" resembled playdoh. I guess the kids can play with it, AND eat it..
absent_element September 1, 2006 REVIEW:
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!
Guest Foodie July 25, 2006 REVIEW:
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!!
niki July 3, 2006 REVIEW:
too grainy....use powdered sugar instead
Mommyjo June 5, 2006 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Dec 12, 2005
joojoobee December 12, 2005 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Apr 30, 2005
Chaser56 April 30, 2005 REVIEW:
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!