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Easy 1 Minute Chocolate Icing

Easy Chocolate 1 Minute Icing

Easy Chocolate 1 Minute Icing is a retro frosting recipe that can be used on any 8" cake. This is an icing, which is poured warm over the cooled cake, not spread.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate frosting, chocolate icing recipe, wacky cake frosting
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 9 (1 - 8"x8" cake)
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Sandy Clifton


  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 cups Powdered Sugar


  • In a small saucepan heat the milk, butter, and cocoa powder, stirring frequently, until it starts to simmer or low boil.
  • Let boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Stir in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired sweetness and thickness is reached.
  • Pour it over the cake. It will set up as it cools.


If you want to frost a 9"x13" cake, double the recipe, keeping the cook time the same.


Calories: 213kcal