Milk chocolate fudge icing

Milk chocolate fudge icing


Milk chocolate fudge icing


Introducing milk chocolate fudge icing i.e. the only chocolate frosting you will ever need.

This icing is my go to chocolate icing. It pairs perfectly with everything from chocolate cake to a glaze for doughnuts.

No other icing will compare once you try this recipe.

If you’re not already sold, this icing is *SO* quick and easy to make. Four ingredients just melt together in the pan, and it’s done. 


Baked chocolate cake with pink sprinkles on top


What is milk chocolate fudge icing?


A little different to traditional thick buttercream that is often piped onto cakes, this icing is smooth and glossy. Initially a little runny, it will quickly cool and set into a soft, squidgy and fudgy icing.

A thick layer of this icing on top of your cake will give an indulgent creaminess to the overall bake. 

The icing will retain its glossiness once it has set, so it will also give your cake a beautiful and professional finish.

Thank me later!


What do you need to make fudge icing?


Just four ingredients you say?


  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 60ml double cream
  • 30g icing sugar

Melt everything together on a very low heat, and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes. Give it a quick stir again and then pour over the cake, and leave to set.


Thick layer of milk chocolate fudge icing


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Milk chocolate fudge icing

  • Total Time: 10 minutes


This milk chocolate fudge icing is the only icing recipe you will ever need. Get ready for a delicious icing that is smooth, glossy and fudgy.


  • 80g milk chocolate
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 50ml double cream


  1. Melt together all of the ingredients in a small pan, over a very low heat.
  2. Keep stirring until the icing mixture is smooth and glossy.
  3. Turn off the heat, and leave the icing to cool for around five minutes.
  4. Give the icing another quick stir, and pour it over your cake. You can use a palette knife or the back of a spoon to spread the icing if needed. Top with sprinkles if desired. Leave for around 1 hour to set.


This quantity is sufficient for a 20cm diameter cake.

This icing starts to set as it cools, so only prepare it when you want to use it.

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Serving Size: Icing for 1 cake
  • Calories: 1107



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