Shiny fudge frosting is so easy to make and sooooo delicious! It has a great gloss and perfect soft texture. No mixer needed, just a saucepan, a whisk and a knife for spreading.
This glossy fudgy chocolate frosting is the perfect wrapper for a cake. It spreads so smoothly and it packs a big flavor punch. You are going to love this vintage recipe for deliciously shiny fudge frosting!
I knew for Little Dude’s birthday I wanted to make a rich and dark chocolate cake. I wanted that cake to be enveloped in a rich and fudgy frosting.
This combination of devilishly good chocolate cake and fudge frosting was the perfect thing! It is so chocolaty, the flavor is deep and delicious.
It is done completely in the saucepan. Then it is allowed to cool to room temperature slowly and is the perfect consistency for smoothing over a cake.
You can tell how rich and wonderful it is just by looking at it!
At first it may not seem like it is going to work. It is relatively thin when it is warm. Delicious and fudgy, but thin.
A couple of hours later it becomes the perfect spreading consistency. In fact, it spreads so easily.
I generally make this frosting to go with homemade chocolate cake. It almost melts between the layers to make it one continuous and extra moist cake. Just look at that slice of cake below!
The sour cream and cream give this frosting great body. It stays silky and delicious with a great soft texture.
The deep cocoa flavor helps give tons of flavor and cuts the sweetness nicely. The sheen makes the cake extra enticing.
With all of the cakes and frosting recipes on the site, I don’t have a chance to many of them too many times after I’ve posted them. This frosting and the devilishly good is by far the cake and frosting combo I make the most.
Whenever I am at a loss as to what to make, this is what I make. Every time it gets rave reviews and I am always so pleasantly surprised at how easily it comes together.
Then it makes a shiny, fudgy, delicious, happy, wonderfully amazing chocolate robe for your cake. I mean yummmmmm! You definitely have to give this a try!
Is there a difference between frosting and icing?
The terms frosting and icing are used somewhat interchangeably. However, frosting is generally thicker and is spread over a dessert. Icing is thinner and can be poured over a dessert to make a smooth layer before it sets up.
If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!
Glossy Chocolate Frosting
- ½ cup butter
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1¼ cups cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups heavy whipping cream do not substitute
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
- Stir in sugar, cocoa and salt.
- In a separate bowl, stir together cream, sour cream and instant coffee until smooth.
- Continuing to heat over medium-low heat, slowly add the cream mixture to the cocoa mixture. Stir until each addition is incorporated, then add more until the cream mixture is gone.
- Keep heating for another 5-6 minutes, being careful not to bring the mixture to a boil
- Remove icing from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool at room temperature for at least a couple of hours or until spreading consistency.