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Chocolate Frosting Made With Chocolate Chips

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This chocolate frosting made with chocolate chips will be one of the tastiest recipes you’ve ever made! Made with just one ingredient, this sweet chocolate frosting is a quick and easy recipe to take your cakes to a whole other level!

chocolate chip frosting

Chocolate Frosting Made With Chocolate Chips

I love cake.

I love everything about it—especially the frosting! Depending on how much sugar and oil are added, the frosting can actually make or break a cake. And I have to admit, the past couple of times I’ve tried using store-bought frosting out of a container didn’t really do it for me.

That’s why I started making my own homemade vanilla buttercream when I needed to frost a cake!

But, even then, I still didn’t always have the time (or the ingredients on hand) to make the buttercream so I wanted to find another way to frost my cupcakes…

And then it hit me: Chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips are super easy to melt-down and they make a rich, smooth, and indulgent chocolate frosting to top off a baked good. Plus, it’s just one of those ingredients that many people, including myself, always have on hand and is in their pantry.

It’s a win-win!

vanilla cake frosted with homemade chocolate chip frosting

How To Make Chocolate Frosting From Chocolate Chips

Before you make this frosting, make sure to have your cake or cupcakes ready to go as this frosting has to be used immediately. You also want to make sure your base is cooled down, as you don’t want it to reach a melting point and get all over the place.

To make this chocolate frosting, pour all of the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl (Pyrex bowls work great for this).

chocolate chips in a white bowl

Microwave on HIGH for about 1 minute and then stir the chips with a spoon. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30-second increments until the chocolate chips are fully melted.

melted chocolate chips in a white bowl

Frost your cake or cupcakes with the melted chocolate chips immediately!

adding chocolate frosting to a vanilla cake with a knife

How To Reheat The Chocolate Frosting

If the melted chocolate starts firming up before you are done frosting your cupcakes, stick the bowl back into the microwave for about 30 seconds until it’s melted again.

reheating chocolate chip icing in a white bowl

What To Serve With Chocolate Frosting

This chocolate chip frosting is amazing over some homemade vanilla cake! But, I won’t lie… I might’ve stuck the spoon into the frosting to “check the flavor”. You know, to make sure it tastes good!

homemade vanilla cake with chocolate frosting made from chocolate chips

Here are a couple of other cakes I love to frost with this chocolate chip frosting:

I recently tried adding a little bit of frosting to this cinnamon roll cake for a bit of a chocolate twist instead of regular sugar icing. It was so yummy and went really well with the cinnamon!

Chocolate chip frosted cake

More Dessert Recipes

If you loved this sweet chocolate frosting made with chocolate chips, check out some of my other dessert recipes!

These are some of my favorites:

Chocolate Frosting Made With Chocolate Chips

This easy chocolate frosting has just 1 ingredient - chocolate chips! If you have chocolate chips in your pantry, you have everything you need to make this amazing chocolate chip frosting!
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip frosting, chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, easy frosting recipe
Cooking Method: Microwave
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 113kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

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Instructions

  • Have your cake or cupcakes set up and ready to frost, as this frosting has to be used immediately.
  • Put chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute, then stir with a spoon. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30 second increments until the chocolate chips are fully melted.
  • Frost your cake or cupcakes with melted chocolate chips :)

Notes

This chocolate chip frosting is amazing over homemade vanilla cake!
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Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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