Chocolate fudge icing

Chocolate fudge icing

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins plus cooling

Easy

Covers 1 x 20cm sponge cake (serves 12)
Use this easy chocolate buttercream recipe for rich and smooth icing every time - ideal for finishing birthday, celebration or party cakes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving (12)

  • kcal309
  • fat16g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 100g milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

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    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 200g slightly salted butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 400g icing sugar, sieved
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, suspended over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir every now and then until melted. (Alternatively, melt in the microwave, stirring the chocolate every 20 secs so it doesn’t burn.)

  2. Remove the bowl from the heat and leave to cool a little. Meanwhile, put the butter and icing sugar in another large bowl and mash with a spatula to combine (this will prevent you covering the work surface in icing sugar), then whisk with a hand mixer until smooth.

  3. Sift in the cocoa and pour in the melted chocolate and milk, then mix again until smooth, and use to ice your chosen cake immediately. Will keep in the fridge for up to a week, but remove an hour before using to bring it back to room temperature, and beat well.

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Molly771
30th Jan, 2017
5.05
Really good for filling and covering the Ultimate Chocolate Cake. Everyone loved it!
PORTREATH
28th Sep, 2016
Not sure why this is called fudge icing because basically it is buttercream and very sweet with icing sugar and chocolate. This recipe makes a lot, too much for a 20cm cake. Would not make again.
clairesastar
18th Feb, 2016
5.05
lovely icing. I did half dark chocolate and half milk chocolate which worked really well.
michelle43
12th Nov, 2015
5.05
Tasty - would recommend
CailinLondon
23rd Aug, 2015
3.8
A bit dry because I forgot the milk, but tastes great.
Rose8420
23rd Feb, 2017
Is this icing suitable to be covered with fondant? Thanks
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goodfoodteam
3rd Mar, 2017
Thanks for your question Rose. Yes, you could use this underneath fondant. We'd suggest refrigerating first before doing so. Alternatively use a standard buttercream icing replacing some of the icing sugar with cocoa.
natsygj
24th Nov, 2016
Could this be used underneath fondant?
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goodfoodteam
28th Nov, 2016
We'd suggest chocolate buttercream would be a better option. There is a recipe here, simply replace some of the icing sugar with cocoa powder.
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