Mama’s Quicker Fudge Frosting

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Servings: frosting for 1 layer cake or 8 to 12 cup cakes
Cook Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 stick butter or margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)





In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and milk; bring to a boil. Add sugar and vanilla; beat well until smooth.

Note: If frosting becomes too stiff, add 1 drop of water at a time to desired consistency. Frost cake and sprinkle on nuts, if desired.

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Reader Comments:


A box of powdered sugar is 16oz and a stick of butter is half a cup or 4oz.

By Karen on June 08, 2013


As this is the internet, your recipes can be seen all over the world. You should have exact ingredients not 1 stick of butter 1 box of powdered sugar. I don't know how much a stick of butter weighs or how big a box of powdered sugar is. You need measurements which people in all countries can use.

By Louise Nordestgaard on December 01, 2012


Paula, I have made the Mama’s Quicker Fudge Frosting and placed it in the referigerator. We are serving cup cakes at the wedding on Saturday and need to get made up and frosted in advance. What do you suggest after the frosting is cold to bring it back to a consistancy for frosting? Also, Will this frosting keep until the cup cakes are served on Saturday. We are also looking for a white frosting that will keep from Wednesday until Saturday. Any suggestions? The wedding is at a local lake and there has already been 176 rsvp's. This is their second wedding. Everything is being made by the family. I would greatly appreciate if you would respond.

By Wanda Jones on May 14, 2012


Hey paula,I made this frosting a couple times and wondering what i am doing wrong!How long should I boil it after it boils.should i use a thermometer.My family loves the flavor but it is so thin it runs down the sides...Love your show.....

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