Fudge Icing and Easy Chocolate Icing

Oct 28

A lot of you have found my recipe on the Perfect Chocolate Cake very useful but some of you found the fudge icing difficult to make. I have posted the original fudge icing here in number 1. It is best to use Recipe number 2 or the third recipe called “Easy Chocolate Icing” if you are beginners.

1. The Fudge Icing


1 can condensed mik
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter

1. Mix milk and cocoa with wire whisk or wooden spoon until smooth. Strain through a wire strainer.

2. Cook mixture in double boiler. Stir occasionally- when thick, remove from fire and add butter thoroughly.

3. Add desired flavor.

4. Use this icing right away. Keep bowl in double boiler to maintain warmth.

Other notes

1. You can decrease the cocoa down to 1/3 cup.
2. Icing starts getting thick when you see thick icing clinging to the sides of the bowl. Continually scrape sides of bowl until icing becomes very thick.
3. Do not over cook or else you will have a fudge candy.

2. Another Fudge Icing Recipe

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup evaporated milk ( or 2/3 cup evaporated milk + 1/3 cup water)
1 Tablespoon butter

1. Mix sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and milk making sure there are no lumps.

2. Cook until thick.

3. Take away from fire and add butter and vanilla. Mix well.

3. Easy Chocolate Icing

1/2 bar of butter, softened
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)

4 tablespoons (more or less) HOT water (boiling hot water preferred)


1. Cut in margarine with cocoa, salt and powdered sugar until it resumes the size of cornmeal

2. Add water, 2 tablespoons at a time mixing until smooth.


*The icing can be used to simply frost or pipe out designs on the cakes. Just add more powdered sugar.

* It is very important to seive the sugar before using

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (375 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  • jane

    hi, your chocolate cake really looks amazing.I You also piped some icing on the cake. Can I ask what chocolate fudge Icing did you used with that cake? I will surely try them. thanks!

  • http://ardythe.multiply.com Ardythe

    In the easy chocolate icing recipe, the ingredients include butter, but in the procedure, it is margarine. Which is which? Thanks.

  • irene


    everytime i bake a cake, it’s always chocolate cake, cause i still, up to now, cannot find that chocolatey cake that tastes like home!! espcecially finding that chocolate icing..i would use ganache, but it’s not really the icing we would use in the Philippines right?!? is it this fudge icing recipe similar to the chocolate icing in Goldilocks or Sugarhouse?!? hope to hear from you! thanks : )