Easy Chocolate Avocado Frosting (Healthy, Dairy Free)

Creamy, thick and utterly delicious Chocolate Avocado Frosting requires only 3 ingredients and it’s so easy to make.

It’s perfect on cakes, muffins, cookies or licked with your finger straight from the bowl.

Avocado Chocolate Frosting is thick enough to be piped to create beautiful decorations on cupcakes or a birthday cake. If you’re a fan of healthier desserts, eat it with fruits like strawberries or bananas. 

Why Do We Love Chocolate Avocado Frosting?

  • Healthy chocolate frosting option without compromising the taste
  • Creamy and silky
  • Rich chocolate flavor
  • Easy and ready in just 5 minutes 
  • Only 3 ingredients 
  • Pipes very well

Avocado Chocolate Frosting being spread on a Pumpkin Cake.

I’m standing in the kitchen looking at the perfect hot Vegan Pumpkin Cake that just came out of the oven, and even before I tried it I had this feeling that it’s missing something. 

Some frosting possibly..

I don’t have cream cheese or anything else that would do.. and then I see perfectly ripe avocados screaming to me from the shelf since yesterday. 

Avocado Chocolate Frosting – I love a good light bulb moment when it comes to food. 

Let’s do this!

Avocado Chocolate Frosting is a fantastic healthy option to decorate your cake.

Try it with these cake recipes: Failsafe Vegan Chocolate Cake, Easy Vegan Pumpkin Cake, Super Easy Vegan Orange Cake.

Key Ingredients

We only need 3 simple ingredients, plus one addition that you can use if you want to stabilize the frosting to be more stiff.

Avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup and cream of tartar on a wooden countertop.


For the creamiest results, make sure to use really ripe avocado, that is not dark inside yet. Yes, I know how challenging it is to find this moment. 

You should be able to scoop it out of the skin with a spoon. It is very important, as avocado is our main ingredient and it’s responsible for a creamy, silky texture of the frosting.

Avocado contains many good fats, that’s why we don’t need to use any added fat in this recipe.


Unsweetened cocoa powder is the best choice. Make sure to use good quality cocoa, as it’s responsible for a deep chocolate flavor.

You can also use raw cacao powder. It’s less processed, but it’s a little more bitter.


Pure maple syrup is not as processed as sugar and gives this delicious hint of caramel. 

You can substitute it with powdered sugar, but it may thicken the texture of the frosting. I don’t recommend using regular sugar, unless you powder it before.

CREAM OF TARTAR (optional)

This is an optional ingredient, as it only helps stabilizing the frosting. It is useful if you want to pipe it. You can omit it if you don’t have it at hand and the recipe will still work.


You may want to add other flavors to the frosting, depending how you want to use it:

  • pure vanilla extract
  • coconut cream – to make it taste more like milk chocolate

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How To Make Chocolate Avocado Frosting 

Cut avocado in half and scoop the avocado flesh with a spoon. Place it in a food processor and blend with maple syrup at medium speed until you get a creamy texture. I like to blend wet ingredients first, to make sure there are no pieces of avocado left.

Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder at the time and blend it in. Scrape the sides of the food processor down a few times.

You can use avocado frosting immediately or store it in the fridge for later.

Questions & Answers 

How To Store It?

Keep leftover frosting in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

By the way, it makes a great bread spread.

Can I Skip Sweetener?

Of course. If you want to go for a super healthy frosting option you can skip maple syrup. Your frosting will taste like dark chocolate, so you may want to pair it with sweet cakes.

Why There Is No Oil In This Frosting Recipe?

Avocado contains a considerable amount of healthy fats, so Chocolate Avocado Frosting doesn’t require addition of any other fat. It is creamy and thick without any vegan butter or oil.

Avocado Chocolate Frosting on a Vegan Pumpkin Cake.

Can You Taste Avocado?

No, this frosting has a deep chocolate flavor, with a hint of sweetness. Give it to your family members to try, and they will never guess what it’s made of. 

Ideas How To Use Avocado Chocolate Frosting?

You can use it in place of traditional frosting or in other creative ways.

  • For frosting cakes
  • On cupcakes
  • To cover fruit like strawberries or banana slices
  • On cookies
  • Stuff dates 
  • In crepes 
  • In graham crackers sandwiches
  • On a slice of bread as a healthy ‘nutella’ spread with slices of banana


Chocolate Avocado Frosting

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Recipe by VegnFit Course: DessertCuisine: VeganDifficulty: Easy


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Creamy, thick and utterly delicious Chocolate Avocado Frosting requires only 3 ingredients and it’s so easy to make.
It’s perfect on cakes, muffins, cookies or licked with your finger straight from the bowl.

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  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar (optional)


  • Blend avocado with maple syrup until you get a smooth texture. 
  • Add cocoa powder and blend until combined.
  • Decorate cake, cupcakes or cookies.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge. 


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