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Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Fudge Frosting

The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes are better than any cupcake you have tasted.  Moist chocolate cake iced with the most decadent, smooth and creamy chocolate fudge icing.  You are in for a treat! 

Ingredients

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1 Cup Unsalted Butter
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Half and Half
13 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the chocolate chips and vanilla extract; set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the unsalted butter, granulated sugar and half and half and bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved; remove the pan from the heat
  3. Using the whisk attachment, turn the mixer on low speed and slowly pour the butter mixture over the chocolate while the mixer is on low speed
  4. Once the chocolate has melted completely, add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time and continue whisking on low until the powdered sugar is fully incorporated and there are no lumps
  5. Turn the mixers on medium speed and whisk for approximately 5 minutes or until the frosting becomes thick (you do not want to over whisk, the frosting will still be slightly liquidy when you pour it into the bowl)
  6. Pour the frosting into a bowl and allow it to cool and thicken up completely for 1 hour (if you are in a rush you can refrigerate the frosting for a quicker cooling time)