Cooked Chocolate Fudge Icing

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Stove Top


3 c sugar, granulated
3/4 c cocoa powder, unsweetened
3/4 c evaporated milk
3/4 c margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract, optional

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Gail Welch Recipe
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Member Since Nov 2010
Gail's notes for this recipe:
This icing is made with granulated suagar instead of confectioners. Back in the day when my husband and I were in school, the cafeteria served a chocolate cake with "hard" icing. You could literally break it off and eat it like (fudge) candy. It still had a soft texture though. My husband is always after me to make it. I've searched and searched and this recipe comes closest to what I remember. I found this one on but tweaked the directions to ensure that the icing sets right and added 1 tsp. vanilla as an option. Original recipe calls for margarine, I haven't tested it with butter.
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Put all ingredients (except vanilla) in a heavy large saucepan.
Bring to a full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Scrape sugar crystals off the sides of the pan.
Continue to cook (rolling boil) for 8 minutes; stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, if desired. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes.
Beat with spoon or mixer until frosting begins to thicken but is still pourable. Spread on cake. Allow to cool before serving.

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user Gail Welch sugarshack - Feb 17, 2013
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Lori Harbin-Combs 4dogslori - Feb 17, 2013
sounds great and its difficult to find great frosting recipes! pinched!
user Bea L. BeachChic - Feb 17, 2013
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user Gail Welch sugarshack - Feb 17, 2013
Thanks, Lori. I made a chocolate cake last night with this frosting.
user Lori Harbin-Combs 4dogslori - Feb 17, 2013
yum....wish I could have some! I dont care for the 7 min frosting and sure dont think its worth the trouble!!! Made it only once!

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