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Slice of cake topped with chocolate avocado frosting.

Chocolate Avocado Frosting

  • Author: Leanne
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This rich and fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting is dairy-free, refined sugar-free and made with just 4 ingredients! You only need 5 minutes to whip this frosting together, and it’s the perfect texture to frost cakes, cupcakes or brownies!


  • 1 large ripe avocado (or 2 small), peeled and pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 23 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk


  1. Add the avocado, cocoa, maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of milk to a small blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. (You may need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides with a spatula).

  2. If the frosting is too thick, just add the remaining tablespoon of almond milk. (Be careful not to add too much as you don’t want the frosting to be runny).
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 3-4 days.


  1. For the smoothest and creamiest results, use a high powered blender or food processor. Smaller is also better since the recipe only makes one cup of frosting. I like to use the smoothie cup that came with my blender.
  2. You can also use an electric mixer. You still get creamy results, but you may end up with some flecks of avocado in the frosting.
  3. If you decide to use a mixer, you may wish to add the cocoa in small portions and beat after each addition. This will help minimize the cocoa dust. 
  4. The frosting is rich and chocolatey but not overly sweet. If you like sweeter frostings, you can use a little bit more maple syrup but cut back on the milk so the frosting doesn’t get runny.
  5. The recipe makes about one cup, which is enough to top a single layer 8 or 9 inch round or square cake. For a layer cake, you’ll want to double the recipe.
  6. If the frosting doesn’t seem thick enough, it will thicken a bit in the fridge. You can also blend in a little more cocoa to help thicken it.
  7. For a thinner frosting, just blend in more milk.
  8. Be sure to check out the other sections above the recipe card for more detailed advice and suggestions for making this recipe.

Keywords: dairy-free frosting, chocolate frosting