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Fudge Frosting

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic


Fudge Frosting Recipe

This deep-chocolate frosting is poured, rather than spread over the cake. As it cools it becomes glossy and, if you haven't messed with it a lot during the application, very smooth, a perfect surface for decorating.

At a glance

frosting for one 8" layer cake or one 9" x 13" sheet cake
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) yogurt, regular, low-fat or nonfat, plain, vanilla or coffee flavored
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. When the butter is melted, stir in the cocoa and yogurt, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat to very low, add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  3. Working quickly, pour about half of the frosting atop one layer, spreading it around the sides. Center the second layer over the first, and pour on the remaining frosting, spreading it evenly to the edge and along the side of the cake.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 68g
  • Servings Per Batch 10
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 270
  • Calories from Fat 90
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 45g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.