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Ultimate Chocolate Frosting

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Add chocolate to everything from cupcakes to brownies with this handy chocolate frosting recipe. Fudgy frosting is the ideal accompaniment to Martha's Ultimate Chocolate Cake. With only five ingredients, this chocolate frosting recipe is so easy you'll want to spread it on every dessert.

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television, Episode 6351
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  • jencissell3500
    29 MAR, 2018
    The consistency was perfect; however, it was to bitter for me
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  • dhatridongre
    28 FEB, 2018
    THE RECIPE IS AWESOME. I NEVER LOVED BUTTERCREAM FROSTING DUE TO THEIR BUTTERINESS BUT THIS ONE IS DEFINITELY AN EXCEPTION. IT IS SO LIGHT AND CHOCOLATEY WITHOUT THAT BUTTER SMELL WHICH I HATE. QUANTITIES ARE PERFECT!!!LOVED THIS RECIPE.WONT LET GO OF THIS....
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  • popeye4162
    13 FEB, 2018
    Perfect Frosting!
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  • nipau68hotmail
    11 FEB, 2016
    Leave it to Martha to have a frosting recipe that EVERY baker is able to make!! Thanks!!!
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    • MS11185368
      21 MAY, 2017
      It isn't her original recipe, she got it from her neighbors mother and it had a different name
  • lynn908nc
    31 JUL, 2017
    Love, love, love. I use Ghiradelli and everyone loves it! Very easy and quick to make as long as your butter is soft.( Valrhona was tried, but not our 1st choice).
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  • MS11185368
    21 MAY, 2017
    Years ago Martha would give credit on her show and website for this recipe being her neighbor's mother's recipe. It was called Mrs so and so's easy chocolate frosting. (I can't recall her name.) I searched for a long time to find this recipe. Shame on you Martha, for dropping her name from recipe. It's still great and my coworkers always ask me to make this when I bake a cake for them. Give the woman her just credit!!!
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    • genevievelarson
      17 JUN, 2017
      This is a different recipe, you're referring to Mrs Millman's chocolate frosting. http://www.marthastewart.com/318370/mrs-milmans-chocolate-frosting
    • JayFarrell764045
      22 MAY, 2017
      Was that Mrs. Maus?
  • cekutilek
    12 JUN, 2017
    Loved this Frosting! It's so rich and chocolatey and the dark cocoa makes it almost black, perfect when you need black cupcakes!
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  • lhunteraltman
    14 FEB, 2017
    Yum. Halved everything but used 3/4 of the cocoa powder. Came out beautifully! Used trader joe brand cocoa powder.
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  • yamamanchaaol
    25 DEC, 2015
    Lovely recipe. Easy to make and straight forward. I find it too sweet for our tastes so you may find yourself wanting to reduce the sugar a lot. I halved the sugar in the cake and the frosting, and it was still sweet. Tips: Make sure you mix the butters & eggs, etc., in the largest bowl. I halved the ingredients in the frosting and added 200ml of heavy cream to make a half buttercream/half whipped cream frosting. Just whip on a bowl of ice water to get the desired texture.
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  • cricketmacdgma
    12 SEP, 2015
    It's a five-star IMO because of its ease, simplicity, and consistent result. Only spend the $ for the high-end cocoa if you're baking for truly discerning folks, because I used it and honestly could not tell the difference in the frosting from plain-old Hershey's and I'm a choc. snob. This goes well with Martha's one-bowl chocolate cake. My son is fourteen and I've been making that cake for his birthday since year one. Frost it with a messy effect in mind. Keeps well at room temp for 3 hrs
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