Just made this, it's super yummy! I used ghirardelli cocoa powder and it came out super rich and chocolatey. You definitely need more milk than the recipe calls for but it does say "add milk as needed to thin." Easy and tastes good!
Ginger March 21, 2015 REVIEW:
I tripled the recipe. It is a little stiff but nothing a drop or two more of milk won't fix. Its simple and delicious. Thank you
I give it 4 1\2 stars.
Shari March 8, 2015 REVIEW:
I tried this tonight and substituted coffee for the milk until I got the consistency I wanted and it is the best frosting ever! I will use this again in the future!
Guest March 2, 2015 REVIEW:
I just made this - with a few tweaks... I subbed brown sugar, cooked it, and added marshmallow fluff. YUMMY! It is like eating caramel-fluff chocolate fudge. Need I say more?
Vivatwo February 11, 2015 REVIEW:
This is my first attempt at making frosting and it turned out great! Very chocolatey and thick. I ran out of vanilla, so had to skip that ingredient. I put the frosting in a zip lock bag, cut a corner off and used that to ice some cupcakes. My kids loved it!
Guest Foodie January 16, 2015 REVIEW:
I tried to decorate with it but it was waaaaaaayyyyyyyy to runny and chunky! Never again!
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Sorry that the recipe didn't work for you. As you can see from our photo, we had good luck with it. If it was runny AND chunky that would imply that maybe you didn't mix it completely? It should be smooth and fully mixed. Many others have had great success with this recipe so I hope you'll give it another try.
Guest Foodie December 24, 2014 REVIEW:
Really easy & good. A bit sweet so I would cut back just a tiny bit on the sugar. Also a tip if you're using a pasty bag, leave it just a bit thicker. I'll use this recipe again. Thanks
Michigan829 November 20, 2014 REVIEW:
Just made this recipe today for cupcakes and don't usually have any frosting on hand. Very, very good and will definitely make this again and again!!!! I followed recipe to the letter and it turned out fantastic! :)
sharon November 15, 2014 REVIEW:
its good if its to hard add a little hot water n it worked the resipi was nice
mickey September 20, 2014 REVIEW:
Very good, light and creamy, my favorite now...
Lulu September 14, 2014 REVIEW:
Frostingmama July 12, 2014 REVIEW:
Good recipe! I did some tweeking, added a bit more powdered sugar (had a strong cocoa taste) and I also added 2 T of peanut butter! If you add peanut butter, add a bit more milk because it gets a little thick. Tastes yummy!
wanda June 25, 2014 REVIEW:
I loved it. It was so easy to make, plus was so good
Angiewha April 18, 2014 REVIEW:
I just made this for my dad's birthday cake, and it's absolutely delicious! It's really easy to make, and comes together very quickly.
eliana April 11, 2014 REVIEW:
yum yum that icing was sooooooooooooooo
good, I put it on my brownies I made and
it was really yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Carly March 12, 2014 REVIEW:
I am not a fan of powdered sugar icing, I usually use the flour paste/butter kind. But I didn't feel like it today and having doing countless searches online, I gave this one a try for its simpleness. I am so glad I did, it is perfect and my son loves it. So now I have a quick, perfect chocolate icing to go to now, thanks!
livegr8 February 23, 2014 REVIEW:
This is a classic and delicious. Works perfectly and delivers on taste and texture.
Member since: Feb 13, 2014
Willowangels1 February 13, 2014 REVIEW:
This is such a yummy cocoa icing. So easy and quick to make. Thanks!
lisa February 4, 2014 REVIEW:
I loved it was very easy and the taste is really good just what I wanted for 12 cupcakes
Rachael November 28, 2013 REVIEW:
Spotted this on your site just in time to make Thanksgiving dessert. Delicious and nothing could be easier. Though I didn't have a pastry bag, so I applied it by using the old zip-loc bag snipped at the corner trick.
Liz November 26, 2013 REVIEW:
Great frosting! Excellent consistency and super easy to make. I didn't modify a thing and it was perfect!
Asia September 12, 2013 REVIEW:
i doubled the recipe and did a tiny bit of tweaking (it tasted great before the tweaking too)..i added a little more powdered sugar and 2 cap fulls (about 1 1/2-2 tbs for the doubled recipe) of vegetable oil to give it a little bit of shine and it looks and tastes great! ..now i have to wait for my cupcakes to finish so i can ice them!
Mia July 26, 2013 REVIEW:
This recipe works 100% of the time. To the other reviewer, clearly your review is fake and meant solely to bring down the value of this recipe for whatever reason since you didn't seem to even make it since you didn't provide any details. I use this frosting all the time and it comes out perfectly. PERFECTLY. I have no idea what your expectations were of a frosting recipe but this is PERFECT FROSTING.
Member since: Jul 24, 2013
zdonalds July 24, 2013 REVIEW:
I registered just to point out that this garbage recipe ruined my cake. Go elsewhere, seriously. I am an experienced cake maker and thought I would try this and it was just horrid.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: You're an experience cake maker yet you couldn't give better reasons why this recipe didn't work? Not a helpful review if you can't explain what went wrong. Simply saying it's "garbage" isn't helpful or descriptive. Others have had success with the recipe so it would be helpful to hear why your version didn't turn out. You also gave it 5 stars... ?
Smashchef June 10, 2013 REVIEW:
Didn't have evaporated milk, so I was looking for a great recipe! This was perfect! I added in a little extra cocoa for more chocolaty-ness!
BakingLovinMomma June 1, 2013 REVIEW:
Loved this recipe. excatly what I was looking for. Quick & easy. I did need to add another tblespoon of sugar to make it alittle thicker and just for my own preference, about 1/4 tsp of fine sea salt. I love sweet & salty! This will be my new "go to" frosting!
Jeremy October 30, 2012 REVIEW:
This is great, I should mention only because no one else here seemed to, that you should use dutch process cocoa not the regular type. It really makes a difference. I also beat mineat a higher speed quite a bit and it had an airy, satiny, texture that was really good!
wburk October 23, 2012 REVIEW:
I made it exactly as stated and my whole family loves it! I made this to lightly frost pumpkin cookies for my son's prek party! Big Hit! Thanks for sharing....and I will be using more often!
Ruth March 23, 2012 REVIEW:
Easy to make, smooth and thick. So good!
beadbuff February 25, 2012 REVIEW:
This is a great recipe for chocolate icing!! Not too thin or thick, you could put it into an icing bag, but I would do this with caution as it has a decadently rich flavor. It's not too sweet, which makes it good for all!! I made it for the first time tonight, & I've added it as a favorite already!!
clhough March 3, 2011 REVIEW:
You will never buy another can of pre-made frosting again... I guarantee that you won't
GmNomad October 24, 2010 REVIEW:
I think the difficulty rating can be a bit misleading. It was actually quite easy to make and what was great is that this recipe calls for 1/2 the powdered sugar that most the other popular recipes require. The only tip I could add is that I used a whisk to get it started just to keep from causing
a dusty mess with the blender. But the frosting is great, poured over nice and smooth and didn't run all over the place. I give it a 6 out of 5!
Guest Foodie March 15, 2009 REVIEW:
I use this recipe all of the time. It's super easy to remember even when I don't have the recipe around. It's quite a sweet one, but I love sweet frostings. I use it for all cakes/cupcakes that I make. It works especially well with tart lemon cakes. Really good balance of tart and sweet. I find that depending on the day/weather I use a little less milk or a little more milk. I do it with soy milk too and I don't notice a difference. :)
NinaLove May 29, 2006 REVIEW:
it was good, but it was thin. i accidentally added an extra trablespoon of milk and i was using soy milk so maybe that was why. i liked it, but my brother said it was so thin he couldn't even taste it. that's kind of silly, granted.