Hot Fudge Frosting Recipe

Need a rich, silky, creamy, chocolatey, fudgey, yummy, oh my frosting recipe? You found it with this Hot Fudge Frosting Recipe.

I picked up this recipe back in the early 90’s when I worked at Draegers Supermarket in the bakery department. It is really simple to make and is amazingly rich and creamy. I had this as my once a month cheat yesterday paired with the dark chocolate cake and it was worth every ounce I gained.

I also used to like to make ice cream cakes and pies like I did when I worked at Baskin Robbins. This is a great copycat recipe for the fudge frosting used on the cakes and pies, like the border used on the Grasshopper Pie.

Did I say this was to die for yet? That I can’t wait until next month where I might just make a grasshopper pie? oh my.


Hot Fudge Frosting

By author Dish Ditty Recipes


  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 6 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 12oz Unsweetened Dark Chocolate (chopped coarsely to help melt faster)
  • 8oz Butter


Make this a day in advance as it takes a while for it to cool and set. Refrigerate cake after frosting and decorating.


Step 1
In saucepan, combine cream and sugar. Cook over medium heat until it just comes to a boil. Do not boil.
Step 2
Remove from heat. Whisk in chocolate until dissolved. Add vanilla and butter. Mix until butter is dissolved. Let cool before using as a frosting. Serve hot when using as hot fudge.

Hot Fudge Frosting by Dish Ditty Recipes

Hot Fudge Frosting

4 Replies to "Hot Fudge Frosting Recipe"

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    Elizabeth May 12, 2020 (7:17 pm)

    Can this be whipped once it’s cooled, for a fluffier frosting?

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty June 26, 2020 (8:19 am)

      I would cool but not refrigerate if you want to whip it. I’ve never tried to whip it but let me know if you try it!

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    Lindsey August 15, 2020 (8:52 am)

    This doesn’t say how much it makes. How big of cake can this cover? Also how long can you storage it before it goes bad?

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty August 29, 2020 (7:38 pm)

      This will cover a standard 2 layer 8″ cake.

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