Fudge Icing

This recipe was originally given to me by my Mum with a date slice recipe. I use it to top other cakes and slices too as it's easy to make and great if you don't have icing sugar in the pantry.


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tab milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and stir to combine.
  2. Heat to boiling point and boil for 3 minutes without stirring.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Beat vigorously with a spoon until the mixture begins to thicken
  5. Quickly pour onto the cake or slice and spread.


The topping will harden very quickly once it starts to thicken with beating so you must be ready to spread.