December 12, 2010

Fudge Frosting

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

I hope by now you've all tried these chocolate cupcakes at least once (and if you haven't then, seriously, whats wrong with you?!). But did you know about these simple yet oh-so-sweet vanilla ones? I'll admit, I only made them that one time because we have a house full of chocolate lovers, but the other day I was in the mood for something a little different.

Don't get me wrong, I still had to have chocolate, but I wanted to sink my teeth into something fudgy and rich but not overly sweet. Chocolate frosting atop chocolate cupcakes would just be over-kill for me. But a soft, tender vanilla base was perfect! This frosting was everything I wanted and more: fudgy, creamy, and easy! Warning, it does set up harder and thicker than when you first mix it, so you may want to add more milk than you think you will need taking the thickening-factor into consideration.

Fudge Frosting 
(this comes right off a box of Bakers chocolate)  

    • 4 unsweetened chocolate squares
    • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
    • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 dash salt
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.
  2. Combine sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Add sugar mixture to chocolate mixture, blending well together.
  4. Let stand, if necessary, until of spreading consistency, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spread quickly, adding a small amt of milk if frosting thickens.


  1. Ya Salaaaaaam those look soo good!!! I think I'll try to make my own frosting from now on.. Hmm.. Maybe that will kick me back into my cake decorating mood. ^_^

  2. Essalam Alaikum, Man oh man, uhhh, I mean, Sister or Sister, so so yummy! I will give this a whirl around when I am not feeling so lazy!

  3. Samar, I always make my own easy and much cheaper! Plus, you can assure all the ingredients are halal :) Try this one out, its easy!

    Jennifer, waslaam alaikum! You can even try this one when you're lazy, its that easy! :)

  4. masha`allah they look sooo good i`ll need to get some trays to do those but it will be well worth it to see the kids faces

    jazak`allah khair for sharing

  5. Mad baking skills, alhamdulillah. As a crap baker myself (certified), I shall be trying out your know how and report back with hopefully, some triumph. (:

  6. UmmImran: which trays? do you mean the cupcake baking pan? if you don't have one, you can just line up silicone muffin liners (or the paper ones) on a regular baking sheet and that should work insha'allah!

    Zaufishan: Waiting to hear how your baking adventures turned out, its not so bad really!


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