So, I debated whether or not to post this recipe on my blog. Mostly because….well, this recipe can be fickle. But, even though it’s fickle, it will still TASTE good every single time. It may just not look as good. So, don’t plan to make it for friends the very first time.
It’s kind of a family joke because my Mom made this recipe all the time growing up. And, her mom made it too. Sometimes this fudge turned out as thick as could be and would not spread. That didn’t stop us from eating it though. Sometimes it’s too runny, and sometimes it’s grainy. But, the bottom line is, if you like chocolate…you will want to at LEAST give this recipe a shot. I mean, look at that thick layer of fudge!? And, if it fails, then you will be forced to eat it with a spoon then. Darn.
But, I’m going to share with you my tips and tricks that will hopefully help it turn out perfect every time. I’ve mastered it. But, ya know, I’m 36 years old, so I’ve been making it a while. Since it is fickle, I suggest using it for a sheet cake. I’ve never even attempted cupcakes because, that just seems too hard. We have used it for round cakes though. Super yummy to have the extra layer of fudge in between.
So, if I haven’t scared you off…here is the:
BEST EVER HOMEMADE FUDGE FROSTING
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- First, pour 2 cups sugar and 4 tablespoons cocoa into a pot.
- Mix together until well blended.
- Next, stir in 1/2 cup milk until it is in liquid form.
- Turn on your heat.
- Add 4 tablespoons butter cut up.
- Stir over high heat until butter is melted.
- Wait for fudge to come to a rolling boil. *tip-wait until the very center bubble of the boiling fudge has popped. (That's how you know you're at a full rolling boil.)
- As soon as it is at a full rolling boil, set time for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
- When the timer goes off, turn off the stove.
- Set your timer for 30 minutes.
- Allow the fudge to cool for 30 minutes.
- Once your time goes off, add your vanilla and beat the fudge with a spoon until fudge is ready to pour (about 1 minute)
If you try this recipe and love it…please tell me. And, make sure you pin it, too.
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