This healthy sweet potato chocolate frosting is vegan, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free! Quick and easy to make, this guilt-free recipe requires only 5 ingredients, one bowl and five minutes of your time. Flourless and entirely made with 100% real food and unprocessed ingredients, its rich and creamy taste will have you convinced at first bite.
I was faced with a cruel dilemma today…
It happened right after I tasted about half a spoon of this chocolate cake frosting, juuust to make sure everything was OK.
It was like:
“Ok. Do I eat the whole thing by the spoon and make another batch right after to snap a few pictures for the blog?”
“I mean, its not like anybody’s going to know about it, and…”
“Oh damn, I skipped lunch!”
“Ok Ok… I’ll have a protein bar, gotta go on with this blog thing!”
Either way though, its possibly the only cake frosting recipe I would allow myself to eat a bowlful of. Knowing that this is mostly mashed sweet potatoes in disguise gets rid of the guilt part… Right?
Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting
If you love chocolate, you will not be disappointed, trust me. An interesting mix of homemade dark chocolate and slowly baked sweet potatoes, whipped to perfection, gives this recipe the airy texture of a fine chocolate mousse.
The intense, decadent and powerful chocolate taste of this cake frosting recipe will deceive even the finest chocolate cake connoisseurs. Put anyone to the test. I guarantee you, they will never find the secret ingredient.
Delicious vegan chocolate frosting recipe, made at home, from scratch under five minutes anyone?
And have I already told you that this recipe is completely refined sugar free, eggless and dairy free?
If you’ve ever asked yourself how to make cake frosting without butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, condensed milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk or any other calorie dense combination…
This is it folks.
Spread that on any healthy cake recipe and you’ll even want to have some for breakfast, that’s how good this is.
This recipe requires about 2 cups baked sweet potato. My suggestion is to bake them in advance, skin on, at 350f for about 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the potato. You can tell its ready when you can easily poke it through with a fork.
Ok now, on with the recipe!
- 2 cups baked sweet potato (about 2 medium sized sweet potatoes)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a medium-sized saucepan.
- Slowly combine the cacao powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
- When the mixture has the texture of melted dark chocolate, add in the baked sweet potato and stir energetically, or use a hand-mixer.
- Let sit 5 minutes before spreading the chocolate frosting on the cake.