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Spiced Coconut Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Total Time

5 minutes

Diet Type



  • 4 avocados
  • 1 cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth

I know many of you will agree with me when I say that the frosting is usually the best part of a cake. Not the kind you buy at the store that’s pretty much just sugar with little flavor. No, I’m talking about homemade frosting. Have you made your own before? It’s really easy and so much tastier!

See, while store-bought versions are packed with weird ingredients, preparing frosting at home means you can use all types of creative ingredients, like the avocados in my Spiced Coconut Chocolate Frosting. Hear me out!

Avocados’ smooth texture gives this frosting a luxuriously creamy feel with zero dairy products. Plus, can anyone really get enough of this green superfood? Instead of refined sugar, we’ll sweeten things up with honey. And when it comes to artificial ingredients, forget about it. We’re using vanilla, cacao powder and pumpkin pie spice to make sure this spiced coconut chocolate frosting wakes up your taste buds.

Let’s get this ready!

Spiced coconut chocolate frosting recipe step 1 - Dr. Axe

When you realize how simple it is to make your own frosting, you’re going to kick yourself for not doing it sooner. But we’re here together now! Just add in all the ingredients to a food processor. My avocados were pretty fresh here, but if your avocados have seen better days, they’re great to add in as well.

Spiced coconut chocolate frosting recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Then blend on high until the spiced coconut chocolate frosting is smooth. That’s really all there is to it. This healthy homemade frosting is perfect on my gluten-free chocolate cake, but with so many good-for-you ingredients in it, I say grab a spoon and enjoy solo!

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