The Best Fudgy Chocolate Icing Recipe

May 31, 2023

This is the chocolate icing recipe that you didn’t know you needed!

I bet once you make this – that you will never make another type of chocolate icing ever again.

Pair this icing with a chocolate cake. Or perhaps a banana cake. Or a red velvet cake. The opportunities are endless.

I recommend making Mandy’s Chocolate Cake.
Click here for the recipe;

Mandy’s Chocolate Cake

I also do apologise for the amount of icing you will lick from the spatula once you have iced the cake – but you have to taste test it right?!

What will I need to make the icing?

Wooden spoon or dough whisk
Sieve or sifter
Measuring Cups
Bent palette knife

The Best Fudgy Chocolate Icing Recipe

The chocolate icing recipe that you didn't know you needed.
Prep Time10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cake


  • 1 Pot
  • 1 Wooden spoon or dough whisk
  • 1 Sieve or sifter
  • 1 bent palette knife
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Measuring cups


  • 3 tbsp melted butter (45 grams)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp castor sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)


  • Place the melted butter, cocoa, castor sugar and water in a pot and place on a low heat. Bring to a rolling boil.
  • Prepare the icing sugar by sifting it into a plate.
  • Take off the heat and add the icing sugar. Beat using your wooden spoon or dough whisk until the Ising is smooth and glossy.
  • Pour over your cake and use your palette knife to smooth the icing over the cake. It will set quickly so move fast.
  • Once set, use a hot knife to cut the cake. Run under a hot water tap between slices to ensure a clean slice.