Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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1 c Granulated sugar
4 tb Unsweetened cocoa
3/4 c Milk (whole milk is best)
1 tb Butter or margarine
1 ts Vanilla


Combine sugar, cocoa and milk in small heavy saucepan; cook until mixture begins to boil. Cover, cook for 2-3 minutes until steam washes sugar crystals down from sides of pan. Uncover, reduce heat and cook without stirring until mixture reaches soft ball stage (234 degrees). Remove from heat. Cool mixture until it reaches temperature of 110. Add butter and vanilla, stirring until butter is dissolved. Pour over warm cake.