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Basic Chocolate Icing

By Fleur Fernandez
Basic Chocolate Icing
12 servings
  • 36 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Cooking time 5 mins
  • Serves

    1 1/2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar
    1 Tbsp cocoa powder 
    50g soft butter
    2 Tbsp hot water


    Combine Chelsea Icing Sugar and cocoa powder. Add softened butter and pour some of the hot water over. Mix together with a knife or spatula, adding more water as required to achieve a smooth, spreadable consistency.

    Top muffins, cakes and desserts.

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Average Rating
(36 reviews)

Great easy recipe to follow that takes little time.

Great easy recipe to follow that takes little time.

Yummy for my tummy!

I made a chocolate cake and the chocolate icing was so yummy.

Great recipe, works all the time. Very good for slices!

This recipe really works. Makes the perfect icing every single time.

Quite nice, maybe a little less sugar.

Quite nice, maybe a little less sugar.

Very nice, not too sweet.

Great thank you so much Chelsea

It was sooo delicious

This is so good. I used it on my chocolate cake.




I made reindeer biscuits with them, I used the Chocolate Icing as glue.

Brilliant, quick and very tasty, I used a bit more cocoa powder (about half a tablespoon more) because I like it dark . Yummm!

Mmmmmm it was so rich and delicious

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Really nice icing

Super easy and tasty!

Simple smooth and easy thanks


SO SO GOOD - a big hit !!


Just like mum used to make :-)

Amazing!! Thank you for the recipe.

I liked this chocolate icing a lot

It's good mate.

Yummy this chocolate icing is good

Yummy. Is it possible to leave it at room temperature?
CHELSEA: yes, you can leave this icing at room temperature.

I made this for a bake sale at school the recipe was so quick and piping it was a breeze and everyone enjoined it

Yummy :-)
Went well with my chocolate cake!

Great recipe for icing

Great recipe for icing

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really yummy :)))) not too rich and not too plain !! its FABULOUS

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awwwweeeesome!!!! thanks so much. loved using it, was delicious.

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