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Paleo Chocolate Frosting

This Paleo Chocolate Frosting is super easy to make. It’s so rich and delicious that you will need to prevent yourself from eating it by the spoonful. Made with just 3 ingredients –dark chocolate, coconut oil, and vanilla, it is a rich and creamy topping that can work on a variety of desserts.

I designed this chocolate frosting for my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, which my children (and their friends) have been gobbling up. I know I’ve got a good dessert on my hands when my children’s gluten eating pals scarf down my gluten free, grain free treats without pause, and then ask for more. These cupcakes didn’t last long around here.

Paleo Chocolate Frosting
  1. In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate and coconut oil
  2. Stir in vanilla extract
  3. Place frosting in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes to thicken
  4. Remove from refrigerator and whip frosting with a hand blender until thick and fluffy
  5. Frost over Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

I began working on this dairy free frosting recipe a few weeks ago when I made my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes. At that point the recipe was very similar to the one above, however, I was using 1/4 cup of coconut oil rather than 1/3 cup.

When I posted the cupcakes I received several comments regarding the frosting recipe. One, from a reader named Reggie contained almost the exact recipe above, except hers called for a 1/2 cup of coconut oil, a dash of salt and much less vanilla. Seeing Reggie’s recipe helped me in that I learned from it that I probably needed to increase the amount of coconut oil in mine. Thanks Reggie, you saved me several hours of testing with your comment.

If you’re allergic to coconut, try my Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe, made with real butter!

Here are some other grain-free cupcake recipes that you can top with this chocolate frosting: