Chocolate icing that does not set hard

I had some yummy fudge cake on the weekend. It had a lovely soft chocolate icing on it. Does any one have a recipe?

I normally melt butter, add in icing sugar and cocoa till of a spreadable consistency, but it always sets hard.

Any suggestions much appreciated - thanks

Chef_korban, Feb 23, 8:53 am

Do not melt butter !

Always use soften butter and usually be softer.

Chef_valentino, Feb 23, 9:25 am

We always melted the butter in boiling milk. We found the icing stayed nice and soft and set well.

Chef_pickles7, Feb 23, 10:02 am

Could it have been frosting rather than icing maybe korban? Or, another possibility, possibly a cream cheese type icing rather than butter based. The easiest way to decide might be to Google all three terms icing v frosting v cream cheese icing (and/or frosting) and select 'images' and take a look to see if any look similar to what you had. Failing that you might have to make samples of all three types and do a heap of 'sampling'. need a hand with that? ;-)

Chef_sampa, Feb 23, 11:09 am

Should had noted when using butter on its own before adding anything else.

Chef_valentino, Feb 23, 11:43 am

Could it have been a ganache icing?

Chef_kiwitrish, Feb 23, 12:15 pm

Sounds like a buttercream if it was fluffy almost. Ganache if firm but soft.

Chef_laspaz, Feb 23, 12:16 pm

Thanks all - have found out they used melted butter, icing sugar, cocoa and water. Will have to experiment to get it right.

Chef_korban, Feb 23, 2:40 pm

Add more butter than usual, and less water. It will be soft and fudgelike.

Chef_punkinthefirst, Feb 23, 3:11 pm

thats all I do and it never sets hard

Chef_slimgym, Feb 1, 12:52 pm

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