This is now one of my two go-to frostings. If a cupcake is going to have chocolate frosting, it’ll have this fudgy frosting. If it’s going to have a vanilla frosting, it’ll be buttercream. My dear chocoholics love this, and find chocolate buttercream less satisfying.
This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It can also be (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, top 8 allergen free, and vegan/vegetarian recipe.
- 1 cup chocolate chips (Enjoylife are dairy, soy, gluten, nut, peanut, and mostly allergen-free, almost all chocolate chips are gluten-free)
- 2 TBS butter or dairy-free margarine
- 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1 TBS milk or milk substitute (soy, rice, coconut, etc)
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the chocolate and butter/margarine. When it’s melted, whisk in the milk and confectioner’s sugar. The result should be a thick, fudgy frosting. If it’s too thin, add a tablespoon or two of confectioner’s sugar. If it’s a little too thick, add a teaspoon or two of milk.
Frost any cupcake with this frosting – chocoholics will approve! You can also add a simple fondant decoration to go along with a lunchbox theme.