Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

Buttercream is the king of frostings, and there’s nothing quite like it! It’s that silky texture that I had in mind when I created this recipe. The avocados make an amazingly smooth frosting that’s not too sweet. As a bonus it gives you a boost of healthy fats and vitamins. Not something you can say for just any frosting. Now, I’m not saying this is going to replace buttercream (there’s a place for everything). But it’s really scrumptious, even delectable, and perfect for cookie sandwiches!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!
Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

I used cacao butter for this recipe because it enhances the chocolate flavor and keeps the frosting nice and thick. You can substitue coconut oil, but your frosting will be slightly thinner with a hint of coconut (not much of a problem really).

I bought my cacao butter at a local health food store. You should be looking for one that says it’s ‘food grade’ on the label, not just cosmetic use. If anyone has a good source for bulk cacao butter, let me know because I think I’m addicted to this stuff!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

This frosting is really quick and easy to make. Just place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. The frosting is ready to use right away, or you can refrigerate it for a few days and use as needed.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

I love the silky texture and deep chocolate flavor of this frosting. In fact, it’s so good that you can just eat it by the spoonful – like a thick pudding.

Tip: As I mentioned above, this frosting is more chocolatey than sweet. If the occasion calls for a sweeter frosting, increase the amount of honey to 1/2 cup. If you’re increasing the maple syrup, add and additional tablespoon of cacao butter to keep the frosting thick.

Also, Grade A Maple Syrup is my favorite natural sweetener because it doesn’t interfere with the chocolate flavor quite as much as honey. However, I really liked the honey version of this frosting because, honey + peanut butter = Good!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

I used my frosting on Peanut Butter Cookies (recipe later this week). If you can wait long enough for Chocolate Fudge Skillet Cake to cool, this frosting would be perfect in place of the Coconut Ice Cream. Or… maybe frosted and served with ice cream!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

Slather it on generously and enjoy!

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Chocolate Fudge Frosting | Get Inspired Everyday!

Chocolate Fudge Frosting


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This healthier chocolate frosting is silky smooth and no one ever knows it’s a healthier option made without any refined sugar!


Ingredients

Scale

2 avocados, pitted and peeled

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup honey or 1/2 cup Grade A maple syrup

2 Tablespoons cacao butter, melted


Instructions

Place all ingredients into a food processor fitted with the chopping blade.

Process until smooth, scraping down a couple of times.

Frost your cookies, cake, or simply eat by the spoonful!

Notes

For a Vegan frosting, use Maple Syrup.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Healthy Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Frosting No Refined Sugar, Vegan Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Avocado Frosting

27 thoughts on “Chocolate Fudge Frosting”

  1. I made this frosting with raw honey, and much more of it than called for, for a kid’s birthday cake! It was great. Everyone accepted it just fine and I served the leftover as a pudding the next day. Mixing it up was like magic. I respect avocados so much now.

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  2. I found this recipe as a link from the Simple Coconut Flour Cake over at Savory Lotus. Just made it and I’m so impressed! It’s delicious and hands down the easiest frosting recipe I’ve ever made. I used the 1/3 c honey as a sweetener, and I think it’s delightful as is- very “adult” though; doesn’t taste sweet, only intensely chocolatey. I did add about 4 extra Tbsp of maple syrup to get it sweet enough for a child’s birthday cake. No harm done to the texture. So shiny and pretty. Will definitely make this again!

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