This Dark Chocolate Avocado Frosting recipe is so easy! It’s made with just a few simple ingredients:

  • 2 med/large ripe avocados (2 ½ small avocados), peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil (melted coconut oil will give you a silkier texture, but un-melted works okay too; also, other oils will be fine if, like me, you don’t like coconut)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)
  1. Add avocado to a food processor fitted with an S blade and blend until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. You may need to stop and scrape the sides with a spatula a couple of times. (Add the maple syrup on top of the cocoa powder to keep the dust down.)
  3. Use immediately or store in fridge until ready to use. Frosting should be okay in the fridge for a couple of days.

And voilà! You have a decadently dark and creamy frosting with just the right level of sweetness. You’d never guess it’s made with avocado!


Recipe makes about 2 cups of frosting. Adapted from Coffee and Quinoa. If you liked the measuring spoons, here’s the link to them!


Now you just need to find a delicious cake to use this frosting with! How about this one? Want to see a pic?


If you make this, let me know how it is! When I made chocolate mousse from avocados recently, no one was the wiser and the dessert was absolutely delicious. I totally want to make cupcakes now!