No-Cook Fudge Frosting


This No-Cook Fudge Frosting recipe takes the hassle out of making the creamy cake-topper from scratch. With our easy beat-and-spread method, chocolate fudge frosting is only a few minutes away!

No-Cook Fudge Frosting
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
15 mins
4-1/2 cups


  • 2 pound powdered sugar (about 8 cups)

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • cup boiling water

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • Boiling water


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add butter, boiling water, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. If necessary, cool for 20 minutes or until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Or, if frosting is too thick, add additional boiling water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture reaches spreading consistency. This frosts tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers. (Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.)

  2. Makes about 4-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
16g Fat
79g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Total Sugars 74g
Protein 2g
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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