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Quick Fudge Frosting

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I loved this quick fudge frosting recipe. I received this quick fudge frosting recipe from a friend, made a few variations to it and I feel it is the best I have ever made. You will definitely make it again, very soon!
Ingredients
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cocoa 3 Tablespoon
  Shortening 3 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; cool.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth and thick enough to spread, adding a small amount of milk, if necessary.
Spread immediately on cooled cupcakes.

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