Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe Easy Healthy

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Decadent Vegan Chocolate Frosting. This Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe is so rich and delicious, you’ll want to eat it straight out of the bowl! Made with healthier ingredients, it only takes a few minutes to whip up this heavenly treat. Perfect for topping off a variety of vegan desserts, from cakes to cupcakes and more!

Imagine a velvety, chocolatey frosting that’s not only vegan but also refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. It sounds too good to be true, but with this recipe, it’s a reality. Whip up a batch in just 5 minutes, and enjoy it as is or use it to elevate your favorite vegan desserts. If you are looking for other delicious No Bake Vegan Desserts you can view the full collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions: What Is In Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  • Peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • Cacao powder
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Plant milk – Plain flavor is best although any plant-based milk can be used. Although that might change the flavor.
  • Pure vanilla extract

Helpful Tools

  • High powered blender or food processor: Using a high powered blender or food processor will ensure that the ingredients are blended smoothly and evenly.
  • Spatula: A spatula will come in handy for spreading the frosting onto your cake or cupcakes.
  • Piping bag and tips: If you want to get fancy with your frosting, use a piping bag and tips to create different designs and patterns.
vegan chocolate frosting in food processor

How To Make This Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Add all the icing ingredients (peanut butter, cacao powder, pure maple syrup, plant milk, and pure vanilla extract) to a high powered blender or food processor.

Blend the ingredients until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender or processor as needed.

Taste the frosting and adjust the sweetness or consistency as needed.

Once the frosting is smooth and creamy, use a spatula to spread it onto your cake or cupcakes.

Try not to eat it all before frosting your cake or cupcakes! It’s tempting, but save some for the topping.

Tips & Tricks For This Vegan Chocolate Frosting

  • Use room temperature ingredients: Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before blending to ensure a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Adjust the sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter frosting, add more maple syrup or another sweetener of your choice. You can also adjust the consistency by adding more plant milk if it’s too thick.
  • Decorate with toppings: Once you’ve frosted your cake or cupcakes, you can decorate them with toppings like chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or fresh fruit.

FAQ: Chocolate Vegan Frosting

Is this frosting recipe vegan?

Yes, this recipe is vegan-friendly as it does not contain any animal products.

Can I use a different type of nut butter?

Absolutely! You can substitute peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter you prefer.

How to make the vegan chocolate frosting even more decadent?

Add in some chopped nuts or some vegan chocolate chips for an extra crunch. You can also drizzle in some melted peanut butter or almond butter for a nutty twist.

How to preserve your vegan chocolate frosting?

Keep the Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe fresh and delectable by storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. But let’s be real, this irresistible icing will probably be devoured long before it has a chance to make it to the freezer.

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Healthy Chocolate Frosting

This vegan chocolate frosting is so delicious you'll want to eat it by the spoonful! Made with healthier ingredients, it only takes a matter of minutes to whip up this decadent treat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Topping, Vegan Basics
Cuisine American, European, French, German


  • ½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 4-5 tbsp plant milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Add all the icing ingredients to a high powdered blender or a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Try not to eat it all before frosting your cake or cupcakes 😜


5 minutes guys!  That’s all it takes to make this decadent vegan chocolate frosting.  Double the batch so you can just eat some of it straight out of the blender. You won’t regret it! The best part is that this vegan frosting is refined sugar-free, and dairy free. 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

4 thoughts on “Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe Easy Healthy

  1. Ryan B says:

    5 stars
    I have been looking for a substitute for a chocolate frosting and came across this recipe. AND this did not disappoint, I eat this by the spoonful lol thank you so much for sharing love this vegan chocolate frosting, I will be back to try some more of your recipes.

  2. Trista says:

    5 stars
    This frosting is so tasty!! Such a great recipe thank you for sharing!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Trista, thank you so much for the feedback, I love this vegan frosting as well 😊

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