This ONE Minute Easy Chocolate Frosting recipe is likely the quickest frosting you’ve ever made!

It comes together so fast and sets like a dream making this a go-to quick frosting recipe.  It’s perfect for topping cakes, brownies and more!

Life is busy you guys! But, I am a firm believer that we should not sacrifice amazing things, like dessert because of that! Instead of opting for something prepackaged, this frosting recipe is perfect for adding something sweet to any baked goods treat in just about one minute flat.


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I almost always have a big jar of homemade brownie mix on hand and when I whip them up, this is my go to topping! In fact, I’ve made this recipe a million times and used it to top everything from homemade chocolate poke cake to zucchini brownies.

This frosting sets very quickly, and when I say it really comes together in a flash, I’m not joking… ONE minute!! I use semi-sweet chocolate in this recipe, if you prefer a darker fudgy chocolate frosting, feel free to use dark chocolate instead!

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While this frosting is incredibly easy to make, please make sure that you have cake/brownies completely cooled and ready to go before pouring it onto your cake/brownies! If adding toppings like sprinkles/m&ms they must be added immediately or they will not adhere to the frosting.  You can really dress this up with anything and everything including nuts, candies, and sprinkles.  

Another great perk of this easy chocolate frosting is that the process of spreading couldn’t be easier! Simply tilt pan to “spread” around immediately after pouring.

If you have a little more time, try our Easy Chocolate Frosting recipe! So chocolatey, so decadent, and it pairs perfectly with cake, cupcakes, or even strawberries!

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One Minute Easy Chocolate Frosting

This ONE Minute Easy Chocolate Frosting recipe is likely the quickest frosting you’ve ever made! 1 Minute Chocolate Frosting comes together so fast and sets like a dream making this a go-to quick frosting recipe. It’s perfect for topping cakes, brownies and more!
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 18 servings
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  • cup milk
  • cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Combine butter, milk and sugar in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat and let boil for 45 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla & chocolate chips until smooth and shiny.
  • Immediately pour over a 9x13 cake or brownies.
  • Let cool completely to set.


Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
4.93 from 498 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 145 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. Love everything about this icing. So quick, takes the usual on hand type items to make and really quite tasty. I used sourcream in place of milk and espresso chips in place of semisweet. Yum! Thanks for sharing Holly.
    Maelene5 stars

  2. This is an absolutely gorgeous frosting for brownies! I couldn’t quite believe anything this simple could be quite so yummy. Thanks for this!5 stars

  3. Actually incredibly tasty. I needed to make frosting quickly with basic ingredients after I accidentally purchased expired frosting from a store. This is a dream recipe. I used the left over to create a pseudo fudge after lining a dish with parchment and cooking it in the fridge overnight.

  4. How could I adapt this for vanilla/other flavors? Is it okay to just leave out the chocolate chips or does that ruin the consistency? Thanks!

    1. I have only tried this recipe as written but I don’t think you would get the correct consistency for frosting without the chocolate chips Meg.

  5. I started out making this to frost some brownie mini cupcakes I made, however, it was a little grainy (my fault) and I decided to leave the cupcakes later. I left them to cool and when I came back the frosting had hardened a bit. Rolled it into little balls and put in the fridge. The next day I had this amazing fudge. My husbank said to “not lose the recipe”… Really delicious. YUM115 stars

    1. Did you allow the sugar to over medium-high heat for 45 seconds? This is the step that should dissolve the sugar.

  6. This is so easy and delicious. It poured over my chocolate bunt cake like a dream.
    I surrounded the cake with chocolate chips as the icing collected at the bottom of the cake plate. It made a lovely presentation for the church bake sale. Thanks for sharing this recipe.5 stars

  7. Very best chocolate icing! If you like chocolate cake, this is the icing to use, simple, fast and foolproof
    Thank you5 stars

  8. This is my go to brownie frosting. It’s so quick and easy and tastes AMAZING. I use caster sugar and 2 100g bags of dark chocolate chips from Lidl. So good!!5 stars

  9. Almost identical frostin g to my mom’s cooked frosting but easier and even better tasting! Love this recipe!5 stars

  10. Quick and very easy. Work quickly. Fast to set up on cooled cake. Co-workers loved it and it disappeared quickly.5 stars

  11. Wow! This came out perfect for me!! It was the right consistency and taste delicious. Thank you so much!5 stars

  12. I’m not much of a cook, but this was the best tasting and easiest frosting ever! I was out of confectioners sugar and searched for an alternative recipe for frosting. I’m so glad I found this one!

    1. Yes Dagan, this is a pourable frosting. Was your cake flat in the middle? if there was a dome in the middle, the frosting will not settle there. Hope that helps.