Creamy Chocolate Frosting – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Creamy Chocolate Frosting - Southern Plate

Creamy Chocolate Frosting! THE BEST!

As I was leaving to go on a trip awhile back, I promised my kids that when we got back we’d make a cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting on it together and I’d let them decorate it. 

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret today that most of you have already picked up on. If you want a cake or dessert to taste extra special, there is one no fail method of making sure that happens.

How To Make Your Cake Taste Better

No matter how many times you’ve made it, no matter how ordinary the recipe may seem, cakes taste better if you let kids decorate them. ~smiles~ Seriously.

chocolateicing-082For this Creamy Chocolate Frosting, use whatever cake or brownie recipe gets your zizzwheel a goin’ and then the icing is a cinch.

Now let me tell you why I love this frosting, it has to do with my dropped-on-his-head-as-a-child-husband. You see, his favorite icing (until this one) was store bought canned chocolate icing. Insert GASP here!

He actually preferred store bought icing to homemade. You see what I have to live with! 🙂

Is This Better Than Store Bought?

Well yes! Because what differentiates this recipe from the store bought kind is, of course, flavor. This frosting is absolutely exploding with chocolate. Its smooth, creamy, and causes everyone who tastes it to do a double take because by looking at it, you are expecting it to be store bought canned icing but OH NO, none of that plastic, preservative filled flavor here. This is the real deal my pretties!


Ingredients to Make An Easy Creamy Chocolate Frosting Recipe:

  • Milk
    Cocoa powder
  • Softened butter
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar

TIP To Make This Process MUCH Easier:

Make sure your butter is softened or this is gonna be a bear!

How To Make Homemade Creamy Chocolate Frosting Step by Step


In a large mixing bowl, place butter and cocoa powder.

TIP:  How to Make This Frosting Thicker and Richer

Now if you want this to be even richer and more decadent, you can use dutch process cocoa and you’ll end up with a dark chocolate frosting rather than a milk chocolate one. Either way, you’re pretty much set!


Add a cup of confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar, whatever you wanna call it).


Add just a bit of milk. The recipe calls for two tablespoons and I am busted here.

Lost Your Tablespoon In The Abyss of Your Drawer?  

I don’t like to search for a tablespoon when I cook most of the time so I just use the cap of the milk jug and eyeball it. Two tablespoons? I figure about three caps full will do the trick. Feel free to use a tablespoon and be more accurate if you like. I’m setting a bad example but sometimes y’all need a bad example….


Mix all of that up until creamy. This is gonna be really thick. At first it will be lumpy but stick with it and it’ll get all smooth like this, although still very thick.


Add the remainder of your milk


and confectioner’s sugar

Mix that up well.


Add vanilla and mix again, until it’s all smooth, silky, creamy, and chocolaty.

Dip your finger in to taste it…oh alright dip a spoon in if you must ~rolls eyes~ but your granny just dipped a finger in.

Yeah, its good, isn’t it? Even if you don’t do that..you just HAVE to do this:


Everyone knows beaters don’t come clean unless someone licks them first!

I learned this in college, honest!

Creamy Chocolate Frosting! THE BEST!

Frost your cake with this silky smooth bit of heaven.

How to Decorate A Cake With Your Chocolate Frosting

I made two small cakes in square pans because I promised the kids I’d let them decorate the cake.

I didn’t bother taking them out of the pans to make it easier for the kids to decorate (and hold for pictures).


Of course you can use anything on earth to decorate a cake but today the kids are going to use M&M’s, sprinkles, and Alpha Bit’s cereal.


I put a little of each topping in separate bowls for each child to avoid WWIII breaking out at my house…

And a little chocolate on their clothes just makes it more fun!


In the background you’ll see that I had to interrupt their game of bowling to get them to do this..


Every photo involving a four year old that is NOT out of focus is a product of divine intervention. I am convinced of this.


Brady was going for a happy faced M&M man.

Katy was going for..putting as many M&M’s on chocolate icing as I would possibly allow her to in order to eat them later.




And that is my little Miss Priss, with a cake pretty as she is! Love it, Katy!!

Creamy Chocolate Frosting


  • 3 C Confectioner’s Sugar powdered sugar
  • 2/3 C Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup one stick butter softened
  • 6 T milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a large mixing bowl, place margarine, 1 C sugar, cocoa powder, and two Tablespoons of milk. Beat until mixed well and no longer lumpy. It will be thick. Add all remaining ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy.

You may also like these frosting recipes:

Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting

Seven Minute Frosting Foolproof recipe

Rolo Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Cake (From Scratch!) with PB Cream Cheese Frosting

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Submitted by Southern Plate reader, Jay. To submit your quote, click here!


4-Ingredient Keto Bread with Cashew Butter and Chocolate Chips by Gordon Ramsay

4-Ingredient Keto Bread with Cashew Butter and Chocolate Chips

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Gluten-Free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and keto-friendly, this quick bread uses just 4 ingredients and has the perfect crumb, flavour and moisture. It is very easy to make and will be a hit with your family! You don’t have to use cashew butter, any other natural nut or seed butter (tahini or almond butter) will work just super. Regular chocolate chips are perfect for this recipe too if you are not on a low-carb or keto diet.

  • 4 Large eggs, room-temperature
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 175 g Cashew butter (creamy or crunchy or a mix of two)
  • 100 g Sugar-free chocolate chips (milk, dark or white)
  1. Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Beat together eggs and baking soda until soft peaks form. Add in cashew butter and continue mixing until just combined. Fold in 75 grams of milk chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the rest of milk chocolate chips on top.
  4. Bake for 25-28 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool briefly. Turn out the bread and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Fried Pies – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

chocolate fried pies with powdered sugar

chocolate fried pies with powdered sugar

Chocolate Fried Pies

An old fashioned, made from scratch, chocolate fried pies has no equal. In the fried pie world, I have two favorites: Peach and Chocolate. For an amazing peach pie like my great grandmother made, you have to start with dried peaches. Fresh or canned just can’t pack the wallup of flavor that dried ones do. Click here for the peach fried pie recipe and if you want to watch me make them with Al Roker – just for kicks.

And for fried chocolate pies like I grew up with, you have to make your own chocolate paste out of sugar, butter, and cocoa powder, like my Aunt Sue does and you have to use the recipe that I put in my first cookbook, like I’m sharing with you here.

Can I Use Canned Biscuit Dough?

Note:  You can make these with canned biscuit dough but they won’t be the same. They will still be good in a pinch though. You can also make these simply by sticking a mini chocolate bar inside each one – but it won’t be the same, either. They will still be good in a pinch, though! Just do what you have time to do and put your heart into it. The most important step in cooking isn’t the ingredients you use or  how intricate the preparation, it’s the process of making something yummy for someone because you love them. That makes everything taste better.

Now let’s make some  Chocolate fried pies…

chocolate fried pies ingredients

Ingredients for Chocolate Fried Pie Crust and Filling

For the crust you’ll need: Shortening (like Crisco or coconut oil, I’m using generic), milk, salt, and all purpose flour.

For the chocolate paste filling you’ll need: Sugar, butter, and cocoa powder.

Most of my family’s old recipes don’t use baking chocolate and such, but cocoa powder instead because it was so much more affordable.

Place flour, salt, and shortening in a bowl. Stir together really well and then cut the shortening into the flour with a long tined fork.

Or a pastry cutter if you’re feeling fancy.


chocolate fried pies pour milk

Pour milk into flour mixture.

chocolate fried pies mix dough step 4

Stir it up really well.

You may need to add more milk, and that is perfectly okay. Add a tablespoon or so at a time until it forms a ball of dough.

chocolate fried pies roll step 5

Divide that up into ten ball shaped portions.

chocolate fried pie filling

In a medium mixing bowl, place melted butter, sugar, and cocoa powder.

Stir it up really well

It will form a paste. Note: This is a gritty chocolate paste and it is utterly delicious.

chocolate fried pies rolling the dough

Alright now we need to take each of those dough balls and make them into a 6 inch (or so) circle.

chocolate fried pies add filling

Now place about 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each.

THEN, dip your fingertips in water and run them around the edges to help them stick together.

Fold over and crimp edges lightly with a fork.

Preheat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet on medium high for about five minutes, then turn it down to medium and carefully add your pies a few at a time, careful not to overcrowd.

chocolate fried pies flip the dough

Let them cook until browned on one side, then flip and cook until browned on the other as well. This will just take a few minutes.

Remove to paper towel lined platter.

Let cool slightly before eating.

chocolate fried pies with powdered sugar

Or add some powdered sugar over the top before you enjoy.  Or not, do whatever cranks your tractor!

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Chocolate Fried Pies (Pie Day Friday!)


  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk more if needed
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter or margarine, melted


  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a long tined fork. Add the milk and stir until the dough sticks together.

  • Divide the dough into ten ball shaped portions.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together melted butter, cocoa powder, and sugar until it forms a paste.

  • Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch in a large skillet and place over medium high heat to preheat while you assemble pies.

  • On a floured surface, roll or pat each dough ball into a 6 inch circle. Place 2 tablespoons of chocolate paste in center of each. Dip fingertips in water and run around outside edges of crust. Fold over and crimp with fork to seal.

  • After oil has heated for at least five minutes, reduce heat to medium. Carefully add a few pies at a time to hot oil and cook until browned on one side, flip and brown on the other.

  • Remove to paper towel lined plates and repeat until all pies are cooked.

Cool slightly before serving.

Store leftover pies at room temp for up to three days.

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