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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe

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This Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe will take the place of traditional frosting for your cake recipes and anything else you can think of to put it on!

It’s a healthy chocolate frosting with a creamy texture and simple ingredients, and your guests will be pleasantly surprised by the secret healthy ingredient! Best of all you can whip up this special treat in just 5 minutes. Keep reading for the incredibly fudgy recipe!

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe

Before I lost 125 pounds I would eat frosting out of the can – not kidding! I loved smearing it on graham crackers. Now that I watch what I put into my body I read labels and discovered a lot of store-bought frostings have lard or beef tallow. Since I eat a vegan diet I decided to make my own healthy vegan chocolate frosting. 


Reader Review for Easy Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe

I used this for my son’s birthday and he loved it! He has an allergy so this was perfect. Thanks! – Cris


Ingredients for this chocolate avocado frosting recipe

You can find the full recipe card, including ingredient quantities, full step-by-step instructions, and nutritional information below. This recipe makes about a cup of frosting.

  • Ripe avocados – A ripe avocado should yield slightly to gentle pressure without feeling overly soft or mushy.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • Maple Syrup or agave syrup – I like using a liquid sweetener for the creamiest results.
  • Liquid Stevia – you can use granulated stevia, but it might not have the right consistency. You can omit the stevia completely, but it adds additional sweetness without additional calories.
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Sea salt – just a pinch to bring out the chocolate flavor.
  • Instant coffee granules – this is optional, but it adds a depth of flavor.


How to make this avocado chocolate frosting recipe

This avocado buttercream is so easy to make, just combine all ingredients in a food processor, high-speed blender, or a large bowl with a hand mixer, and blend until smooth.

You can store the leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.

However, it’s best when used immediately and at room temperature so it will spread easily on cakes.

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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe

This Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe will take the place of traditional frosting for your cake recipes and anything else you can think of to put it on! It's a healthy chocolate frosting with a creamy texture and simple ingredients, and your guests will be pleasantly surprised by the secret healthy ingredient! Best of all you can whip up this special treat in just 5 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword avocado frosting recipe, chocolate avocado frosting recipe, vegan frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 774kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1/8 tsp organic stevia or 2-3 Tbsp granulated stevia
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules optional

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. Best when used immediately, but it will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

Notes

Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 774kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 48g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 2239mg | Fiber: 36g | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 7.4mg

Pro Tip

You can cut the calories further by omitting the liquid sweetener and only using stevia. If so, you might need to add a little almond milk to get a smooth consistency.

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FAQ’s

Is it safe to eat unripe avocado?

While unripe avocados are safe to eat, they may have a different taste and texture compared to ripe ones. Unripe avocados are firmer, less creamy than ripe avocados, and may have a more bitter or astringent flavor. However, they are not harmful or toxic.

What do I do if the avocado isn’t ripe?

If you want to ripen an avocado, you can leave it at room temperature, and it will typically ripen within a few days. Placing it in a paper bag with a banana or an apple can help expedite the ripening process, as these fruits release ethylene gas, a natural ripening agent.

Is an overripe avocado safe to eat?

Eating an overripe avocado is generally safe, but it might not provide the best culinary experience due to changes in its texture, flavor, and appearance. Overripe avocados often develop a very dark or even brownish-black skin and become excessively mushy, sometimes acquiring a slightly fermented taste. 

What to do with leftover avocado

Whether the avocado flesh is unripe or overly ripe you can incorporate it into smoothies, where the change in texture is less noticeable, or use it in baking recipes such as avocado bread.

Additionally, mashing overripe avocados for dips, sauces, or avocado toast can be a suitable option, as the altered texture might not be as critical in these applications. Always check the flesh of the avocados for any signs of spoilage, such as a rancid odor or mold, and trust your judgment when determining the quality of the avocado. Click here for more food storage tips.


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What are the health benefits of avocados?

Avocados have so many benefits, for instance, they are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B-6. Avocados also contain riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and potassium.

People ask me if they will get fat eating avocados and the answer is no. Eating healthy fats keeps us satiated and helps to cut our cravings. We aren’t going to eat 3 a day, but I doubt that anyone ever got fat eating avocados. Chips on the other hand…

Avocados also support skin health, enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and may even help boost the immune system. So enjoy the good fats of an avocado! If you want to learn more about the health benefits of avocados CLICK HERE.

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting Recipe

Serving Suggestions

This chocolate avocado frosting recipe is a versatile and delicious option that can be enjoyed in various ways. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Cake Frosting:
    • Spread the chocolate avocado frosting generously over your favorite cakes, whether it’s a classic chocolate cake, a rich devil’s food cake, or a moist chocolate zucchini cake. The creamy texture and chocolatey flavor will enhance the overall taste of the cake.
  2. Cupcake Topping:
    • Use the frosting to top cupcakes. It adds a delightful and healthier twist to your cupcakes, making them even more indulgent. Consider adding a decorative swirl using a piping bag for an extra touch.
  3. Brownie Frosting:
    • Frost brownies with chocolate avocado frosting for a double chocolate treat. The smooth and creamy texture of the frosting complements the dense and fudgy consistency of brownies.
  4. Cookie Sandwich Filling:
    • Create cookie sandwiches by spreading chocolate avocado frosting between two cookies. This works well with chocolate cookies, oatmeal cookies, or any cookie of your choice.
  5. Fruit Dip:
    • Use chocolate avocado frosting as a dip for fresh fruits such as strawberries, banana slices, or apple wedges. The combination of chocolate and fruit makes for a delightful and healthier snack. Even the kids will love it!
  6. Pancake or Waffle Topping:
    • Melt the frosting slightly and use it as a topping for pancakes or waffles. The warm frosting adds a decadent touch to your breakfast.
  7. Smoothie Bowl Drizzle:
    • Drizzle chocolate avocado frosting over a smoothie bowl for an extra layer of flavor. It can add richness and sweetness to your favorite smoothie bowl combination.
  8. Eat It by the Spoonful:
    • Sometimes the simplest way to enjoy chocolate avocado frosting is by the spoonful. If you’re a fan of the combination, treat yourself to a small spoonful for a quick and satisfying dessert.

Feel free to get creative and explore different ways to incorporate chocolate avocado frosting into your favorite treats!

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​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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