Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting


Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting I’m super excited to share a new vegan cookbook that is in our midst, with you today! DIY Vegan is from the super talented Nicole Axworthy, of A Dash of Compassion, and Lisa Pitman, of Vegan Culinary Crusade, and is all about making staples for your pantry that are delicious and vegan (duh!), like this Chocolate Fudge Frosting.

DIY Vegan Cookbook

The whole book is based on how there are weird ingredients found in the foods that you’d least expect them, like gelatin in cereal (ew!), crazy preservatives and so on. These ladies show us how we can make our own versions of day-to-day foods, while including helpful guidelines on how exactly you can incorporate them into your busy schedule.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Not only will you save money by making your own Sweetened Condensed Milk, Toaster Pastries (oh, hell yeah), Fran’s Hot Sauce, and more, you’ll end up eating more wholesome versions that just happen to have less junk in them, without missing out on flavor. There’s even a vegan Worcestershire sauce recipe in here! Hellooooo delicious Bloody Marys!


Today, I’m featuring this incredibly luscious Chocolate Fudge Frosting (or Filling) recipe made with rich dark chocolate, coconut milk, avocado and sweetened with maple syrup. I’m not ashamed to admit that I haven’t actually put this on anything, yet; I’ve only eaten it by the spoonful. πŸ˜‰ This is just one of the easy-to-make and delectable recipes!

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Aside from the obvious appeal of this book, Nicole and Lisa did a great job with the styling, and Nicole with the food photography, to give you MANY beautiful photos to pair with the recipes. I’ve been following both of these ladies’ blogs for years now, and it is so exciting to see their hard work shine in this book.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Yield: 2 cups

"An ongoing project in our kitchens is creating a luscious chocolate frosting that can rival the traditional margarine-shortening-sugar concoction. We tried a number of alternatives, but this version won us over as soon as the first spoonful touched our lips. Good quality dark chocolate combined with a little coconut milk and avocado give this frosting a smooth, rich texture that makes it irresistible. It’s great for piping into swirly mountains on cupcakes, spreading into a thick layer atop a cake, or even poured directly into a pie shell for an elegant yet easy dinner party dessert." (Recipe reprinted with permission from St. Martin’s Griffin, publisher of DIY Vegan)


  • 7 ounces 70% cocoa dairy-free dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • Β½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Β½ cup pureed avocado, see tip
  • ΒΌ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Nondairy milk, if needed


  1. Melt the chocolate, coconut milk, and coconut oil in a double boiler (see instructions on page 32) and stir to combine.
  2. In a food processor, process the melted chocolate mixture with the avocado, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until very smooth. It should look like thick chocolate pudding at this point.
  3. Transfer the frosting to a shallow bowl, cover, and refrigerate until thick and spreadable, about 3 hours. If needed, stir in a splash of non-dairy milk if you’d like to thin the frosting for piping. The frosting can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 10 to 12 days.


To puree avocado, simply peel and pit a just-ripe avocado and then process briefly in your food processor before measuring.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Lucky for us, their publisher has offered to give away a copy of DIY Vegan to a special Vegan Yack Attack reader! I’ll make it easy for you, and just ask that you leave a comment saying why you’d love to have this book, to enter. US and Canada residents over the age of 18, please! You have until November 26th, 12am PST! <3

Disclaimer: there are affiliate links within this post, when you buy products through these they help me with the costs of the blog! πŸ™‚

43 Comments on “Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  1. This book sounds wonderful! We keep finding nasty ingredients in processed foods that my boyfriend is sensitive to… so I am trying to make more and more of my own staples.

  2. I would love to win this cookbook!! I am always looking for more vegan things I can make at home instead of buying them in the store… looks like a great resource for vegans and non vegans alike!

  3. We have special diets in our house, so I’d love this book for some new recipes! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  4. I’d love to win the DIY Vegan cookbook, because I love to cook and making my own pantry staples would be one more step to cutting out all the unhealthy foodstuffs we consume. Each time I find a better, more healthy substitution for something not so healthy I’m excited! Cooking healthy, delicious, vegan food for myself, my family and my friends, makes me happy.

  5. I’d love to win a copy of this book because you had me at sweetened condensed milk.

  6. This sounds amazing. I’m new to this blog, and convincing my family to learn a healthier way of eating is exciting. I love to cook and this DIY vegan cookbook may be the key!

  7. Getting a copy of your book would be amazing! I struggle to keep up with a vegan lifestyle sometimes because I lack variety. Having a handy guide for recipes I’ve never tried would be the perfect way to keep things interesting πŸ™‚

  8. I’d love to eat that straight up with a spoon too! I want this book because there’s so much more I can learn to DIY other than cashew milk and vegetable broth!

  9. I have started to rely a little too much on processed foods, hopefully this book would help with the weaning process!

  10. Would love a copy! My family and I are three months into the plant based lifestyle and we all feeling amazing. This is the way to go!

  11. Looks like a great cookbook. Thanks for the review. I try to make as much of the food I eat. Processed food doesn’t agree with me anymore.

  12. The DIY Vegan cookbook looks and sounds so fabulous. I would love to win it. The recipe for chocolate fudge frosting which includes three of my favorite foods–chocolate, avocado and maple syrup–definitely needs to be part of my life! And are you kidding me??? There is a recipe for toaster pastries?? That recipe alone would bring a huge ray of sunshine into my life.

  13. Winning the book would be awesome. I love making stuff from scratch knowing there isn’t extra stuff that we don’t need. With my daughter going off to college, I’m hoping to show her some things that she can do to keep on hand and not buy processed stuff.

  14. I have given up the larger processed food items and would love to learn how to make more pantry items. Life is so much better with healthy choices.

  15. I have been working to eliminate processed foods from my diet and this would be a huge help.

  16. I love vegan cooking/baking! I’ve been doing it about 10 years and am always discovering new recipes! Would love to have this book πŸ™‚

  17. I would love to have this book because so many packaged foods have excess sugar and heavily processed ingredients, both of which I try to avoid. Plus, making my own staples always makes me feel like a domestic goddess πŸ™‚

  18. I would love to have this book so that I could make my own condiments. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I would love to have DIY Vegan so I can make components for delicious vegan meals for my friends that are not vegan, thereby showing non-vegan friends how flavorful and tasty “vegan” food can be. And of course, dessert will include the mouth watering chocolate frosting! Who could resist? πŸ˜‰

  20. I would love this cookbook because it would be great to make more healthy food from scratch!

  21. I love to cook and bake wholesome and delicious meals for the fam…and I read cookbooks like novels!! Always nice really helpful for new recipes and inspiration to flow through! ..esp.Vegan!

  22. The snack bars on the cover caught my attention. A healthy alternative to kind bars that I can take to work and my son can take to class.

  23. This sounds like a great staple cookbook to have in the house. I want to try making my own vegan cheeses and other vegan foods from scratch.

  24. I’d love this book. Btw, I tried the Choco Fudge recipe but with 1/2 cocoa powder instead of chocolate … yum yum!!!

    • And you as well! I’ll have to make an even better version to post on here, tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

  25. I am just starting out vegan and am really excited about easy vegan treats & recipes! (Not much time to cook while in school) I’d love a copy!

  26. We are moving to Europe soon so I think it would be nice to be able to make things while I’m still learning to read labels in a foreign language.

  27. Living in a rural area means not much access to vegan specialty products. This would be awesome to own so I can stock my pantry.

  28. would love to win this book to try some vegan recipes for the very first time! the reason why i have been hesitant is the false thinking that making vegan food is challenging for a newbie. my little boy’s (first child) first birthday is coming up in january and reading the recipe for this delicious looking frosting gave me the idea to make a healthy smash cake for him using this frosting. πŸ™‚ if you have a cake or cake-like recipe that pairs well with the frosting, please let me know.

  29. Is there a substitute for the avocado? I’m allergic. Thanx, Lisa

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