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Fudge Frosting

My mom and grandma used to make this frosting. One of my favorites. I like to add some chopped walnuts or pecans to the frosting when i’m frosting brownies.


(frosts a 9×13 inch cake or two 8 inch cakes )


*2 cups granulated sugar

*1 cup unsweetened cocoa

*1/4 teaspoon salt

*1 cup whole milk

*1/2 cup butter, sliced into pieces

* 1/4 cup light corn syrup

*1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

*3 – 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


~In a medium-large saucepan, mix granulated sugar and cocoa together until well mixed.

~Stir in milk, butter, light corn syrup, and salt.

~Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

~Remove from heat, and cool for 45-50 minutes.

~Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar until mixture is smooth and spreading consistency.

~Frost cooled cake.

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