Easy Chocolate Icing

    30 minutes

    This is an easy to make chocolate icing that uses dark chocolate, milk, butter and vanilla essence. Ideal for your next chocolate cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 60g dark cooking chocolate
    • 115g butter
    • 90ml milk
    • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat combine chocolate, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
    2. Remove from heat and beat in icing sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth then adjusting consistency with milk or sugar if necessary.

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    . Great icing recipe! Of course it's a lot of sugar, what else would you make icing with!  -  20 Jul 2012


    Very disappointed! Made it exactly to the recipe, wanted a nice dark icing but this was pale, nothing like the photo. Also way too thin, even though I added extra (700 gms total) icing sugar. Didn't need to ice the sides, the icing just ran down by itself! Sorry, this recipe is not for me.  -  20 Mar 2016


    Really good ! I added 120g of dark chocolate by accident but it still came together great ! When finished I dusted with coco. delicious !  -  04 Feb 2016