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Friday, April 8, 2016

Mama's One Minute Icing

1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk together. Over medium heat, bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Add vanilla. Cool partially, then beat with a mixer for 3 minutes or until spreadable consistency.

This is not a fluffy kind of frosting that you use to decorate a cake. I did use it on the layer cake in the picture, but this is more of a icing that would go on a sheet cake. The mixture will harden some, but it definitely shouldn't be soupy. Be careful not to heat it over too high a heat, or the sugar will start to turn to candy, which will make the mixture grainy. Spread on the cake quickly and let it set until completely cooled. 


  1. I need to make this icing, it will go great with a peanut butter cake that I am baking!! Nettie

  2. This reminds me of a cake my grandmother would make. Looks terrific!

  3. Love the sound of this glaze, it'll be perfect on the chocolate Victoria Sandwich cake I have planned for the weekend ♥

  4. Looks delicious... The perfect "icing on the cake" for just about any cake!

  5. This is old school goodness right here! Love it.