Try this smooth and decadent chocolate avocado frosting on chocolate cakes and cupcakes, or eat it by the spoonful!
The easy chocolate avocado frosting recipe will surprise pretty much everyone.
It has a thick, rich, and silky texture from the heart healthy avocado, without using any butter or shortening.
You need just five ingredients: avocado, unsweetened cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweetness.
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The chocolate frosting is excellent on cake or brownies, and it is equally wonderful as a spread for sliced bananas or as a dip for strawberries.
You really can’t go wrong! It is naturally gluten free. And because there is no butter, the frosting is suitable for vegans as well.
The recipe is free of processed ingredients, trans fats, and preservatives. Therefore, it’s best to make up a batch of this avocado frosting right before you plan to use it.
Leftovers can be refrigerated for a few days and will still taste delicious, but the color and texture of this frosting are best the day it is made.
The recipe was adapted from this Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Avocado Frosting
- 2 avocados
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 6-8 tbsp pure maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 oz chocolate chips, optional for richer flavor
- Be sure to use soft, ripe avocados. Discard the peels and pits. Carefully melt the chocolate chips, if using. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until completely smooth. Because of the lack of preservatives, it's best to make up a batch of this avocado frosting right before you plan to use it. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days.View Nutrition Facts
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