Just what you need for cakes, cupcakes, and more! This easy Sugar-Free Vegan Frosting can be made with only a handful of wholesome ingredients and absolutely zero sugar.
If you’re looking for something sweet to top those special birthday cakes and cupcakes with that is completely guilt-free, look no further.
It is going to take 8 ingredients and 15 minutes flat to create this amazingly delicious dairy-free frosting that just happens to also be completely sugar-free and gluten-free.
You’re going to love this vegan sugar-free chocolate icing because it’s…
- Perfectly sweet
- Great on cakes and cupcakes
- Simply delicious!
The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.
How to make vegan sugar-free frosting
This icing includes wholesome simple ingredients like sweet potatoes (yes, you read that right), cocoa powder, almond butter, whole dates, plant milk, and vanilla. That’s it!
It’s so easy, it doesn’t even require a bowl! While your cake or cupcakes are cooking is the perfect time to make this icing.
I like to take the easy way out and cook my sweet potato quickly by poking a few holes in it with a knife, wrapping it in a wet paper towel, and placing it in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes depending on the size of the potato.
Once it’s done, I remove the peelings and use the potato flesh in this frosting recipe.
Simply place all the frosting ingredients–including the cooked sweet potato– in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
I use my Vitamix blender, and it works like a charm because it has a tamper that allows for keeping the ingredients moving in thick recipes like this vegan chocolate frosting. However, if you have a less powerful machine, you’ll definitely need to stop, scrape the sides down, and continue to blend until smooth.
Inspiration for this vegan frosting
The inspiration for this sweet potato frosting came from Dreena Burton’s Sweet Potato Cake recipe that I have been making for years because it’s amazing!
Dreena’s recipe calls for coconut sugar or other unrefined sugar, so I decided to see what would happen if I tweaked a few ingredients and substituted dates for the sugar. I have to tell you that I was amazed that the frosting tasted every bit as good as Dreena’s original!
Sugar-Free Vegan Chocolate Icing will be perfect on any sweet dessert you decide to use it in. My bet is that no one will ever even know it’s dairy, gluten, and sugar-free!
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1. I like the take the easy way out and cook my sweet potato quickly by poking a few holes in it with a knife, wrapping it in a wet paper towel, and placing it in the microwave for about 5-6 minutes depending on the size of the potato.
2. Once it's done, simply remove the peelings and use the potato flesh in this frosting recipe.
3. Place all the frosting ingredients–including the cooked sweet potato– in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
4. Use to frost your favorite cakes and cupcakes. These are my favorite sugar-free cake and cupcakes.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
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