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Easy Chocolate Cake Icing

"It's as easy as 1, 2, 3"

The simplicity of this chocolate cake icing is wonderful. There is no need for an electric mixer you just use a bowl and a wooden spoon - easy!

There is not a lot more I can say about this chocolate icing except that it is delicious, quick to make and spreads easily.

Oh, I thought I would also mention that this easy icing recipe is often called a chocolate glace icing.

Please read through the easy chocolate icing recipe first before starting.

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Chocolate Icing Recipe

easy chocolate cake icing


1 1/2 cups (240g) icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder, sifted
50g butter, melted
2 tablespoons (40ml) milk


  1. Place all ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl.
  2. Using a wooden spoon beat together until completely combined.
  3. Beat for 1 minute. I did say it was as easy as 1, 2, 3!

This recipe will give you enough icing to top one 20cm (8") cake.

Do you need inspiration for ways to use this easy chocolate icing recipe? Do not just keep it for chocolate cakes, I use it all the time to top my chocolate muffins and brownies.

Chocolate Cake Idea

Just another excuse for more chocolate!

chocolate almond cake

This chocolate almond cake combines a variation of my chocolate cake recipe with this chocolate icing recipe.

I think this rich, moist chocolate cake is going to become a firm favourite and you will be as proud as I am to know that you made it yourself!

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