This chocolate frosting has only two ingredients and no powdered sugar or butter. It’s also gluten-free and vegan friendly!
For the longest time I searched for a way to make frosting for cakes and cupcakes that contained no powdered sugar. I’m not against using it on occasion, but since buttercream typically requires several cups of it to thicken, it’s usually too sweet for me.
Then I found swiss meringue buttercream, which uses whipped egg whites as the base, instead of butter and powdered sugar. It’s fluffy and not overly sweet either. It makes perfect vanilla frosting, although it can be a little time consuming.
But I still needed a good chocolate frosting. I finally came across whipped ganache, which was just chocolate and cream melted together. Instead of using the ganache right away, you chill it, similar to making truffles. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled and is firm enough to scoop, you beat it with an electric mixer until it’s nice and fluffy.
It creates the most deliciously rich chocolate frosting, which I still can’t believe has only two ingredients! I hope you give it a try!
- 3 cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolate of choice. (Use dairy-free/grain-free chocolate if needed. Can use dark, semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate.)
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk* from can
- Place your chocolate in a heat-safe mixing bowl and stir in coconut milk. Place bowl over a pot of boiling water (double-boiler) and stir often until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, 4–5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Cover bowl and place into the refrigerator (or freezer if you're in a pinch for time) for an hour or more, until fully cooled and mixture is firm.
- Beat firm chocolate mixture for several minutes, until fluffy. Add additional milk, if needed, until mixture reaches desired consistency. Use to frost cakes or cupcakes. Makes approximately 3 cups.
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