Chocolate Coconut Cream Frosting

This past weekend we had dinner in DC celebrating my friend Dana’s birthday.  I wanted to surprise her with gluten free cupcakes because she is also gluten intolerant and I wanted her to be able to eat cake on her birthday :)  I topped them with this simple, creamy and decadent frosting.  She was so surprised and loved them!

What’s even better is that this frosting is completely gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and can easily be vegan if you replace the honey with agave.

Chocolate Coconut Cream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, liquified
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  1. Whisk together coconut oil and honey in mixing bowl.
  2. Add melted chocolate.  Coconut oil can be “lumpy”, so be sure to mix well.
  3. Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes, or until set and thickened.
  4. Beat with a mixer using the whisk attachment or hand held mixture until fluffy.  About 2 minutes.
  5. Frost cooled cakes/cupcakes.  This recipe is the perfect amount for 12 cupcakes.

I like to top these cupcakes with shredded coconut to give people a hint of what to expect :)

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Cream Frosting”

  • Yum!! I would never have thought to use coconut oil in frosting. Can’t wait to try this!

    p.s. I made your brownie recipe the other day (with some added espresso powder just for kicks) and it was heavenly!

  • Hello! I just made a gluten free cake with probably too may eggs but I added your carmel sauce recipe (I made and served with Apples and had some left over) so I did as you suggested and put it in the middle of the cake. Then I mixed up some of the frosting and I am going to serve it tonight for a special treat. I haven’ had a piece of it yet but just licking the bowl was an awesome experience. Thanks Michelle!

    • Melissa,
      The recipe does call for alot of eggs, but after working with these flours I found that their are necessary to create the right texture. Please come back to tell how the cake turned out. Caramel and chocolate, sounds good :)

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