Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (2024)

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In the past, I’ve used the cream part of coconut milk (not light) to make frosting, and that works pretty well. Except that at room temperature, it gets too soft and doesn’t hold up.

The answer: Artisana Coconut Butter. In my opinion, it is worth every penny! For a more frugal option, make homemade coconut butter.

This frosting holds up at room temperature, and yet is semi-soft when right out of the refrigerator. It is the perfect balance of creamy, smooth, spreadable, and semi-stiff. I don’t expect I’ll ever make another type of frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

The recipe, as stated, will generously frost one 8-inch square Chocolate Sourdough Cake (another yumm). It will adequately frost two 8-inch square cakes.

This frosting makes an awesome sweet dip for your favorite fresh or dried fruits!

The amount of maple syrup may be lessened to your desired sweetness. However, as it acts as a liquid, lessening it will affect the consistency, making the frosting more stiff. I believe there’s room to play here. Also, the milk may be lessened or omitted to make a more stiff frosting. Enjoy!

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Basic Chocolate Frosting – Coconut Cream

This frosting holds up at room temperature, and yet is semi-soft when right out of the refrigerator. It is the perfect balance of creamy, smooth, spreadable, and semi-stiff. Yield: about 1/2 cup

CourseDessert

Author Wardee Harmon

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in food processor or Vita-Mix until smooth, adding the milk one tablespoon at a time.

  2. Let the food processor run long enough to gently warm and smooth the frosting (one to two minutes in a cooler room temperature when the coconut butter will be quite hard; less in warmer room temperatures).

  3. Spread on cooled cake. (Optionally, let the frosting cool a bit, too. But it shouldn't be hot anyway, it should just be mildly warm at the point where it gets smooth.)

  4. If too firm when chilled, allow to warm up in a water bath until spreadable.

Recipe Notes

Variation:Basic Vanilla Frosting – Coconut Cream.

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About Wardee Harmon

Wardee lives in the Boise area of Idaho with her dear family. She's the lead teacher and founder of the Eat God's Way online cooking program as well as the author of Fermenting, Sourdough A to Z, and other traditional cooking books. Eat God's Way helps families get healthier and happier using cooking methods and ingredients from Bible Times like sourdough, culturing, and ancient grains.

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  1. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (6)emily says

    yum! i always see that coconut butter at the store and wonder if it’s worth the 10$… it sounds like it is!
    .-= emily´s last blog post… Coconut Cocoa Almond Macaroons =-.

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  2. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (7)Sonya Hemmings says

    Wardee–Would the coconut butter work just as well to make other kinds of frosting, as well, do you think? Maybe a vanilla flavor that would be a white or cream color and that would lend itself to some natural food colorings? Sounds like something I’d like to try! 😉

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  3. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (8)Ren says

    My co-op carries the Artisana stuff- all of their raw products are great
    .-= Ren´s last blog post… Tuesday Twister =-.

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (10)Wardee says

      Emily – I’ve always wondered, too, so I decided to take the plunge last month!

      Sonya – Yes, it would! Sarah’s going to try it (see her comment). I’d like to try it, too. Just omit the cocoa powder and it would be perfect, I think!

      Ren – I got mine through a co-op – but a ridiculous amount of it. Actually, an embarrassing amount. 🙂 But now I’m glad! We’ll have frosting for a year…

      Sarah – Please do and share the recipe here!

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (13)Wardee says

      Emily – How fun!

      psychiclunch – Those brownies sound good! Is the recipe online somewhere?

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  4. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (14)Millie says

    Wardee,
    Azure Standard has coconut spread but not coconut butter. Do you think that would work?
    .-= Millie´s last blog post… Design a Casserole =-.

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (15)Wardee says

      Millie – What’s the link to it so I can see?

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  5. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (16)Tiffany says

    Is coconut cream different than coconut butter?

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (17)Wardee says

      Tiffany – I believe they’re the same thing – the meat of the coconut creamed. To be more specific, the Artisana coconut butter is dehydrated coconut meat (at low temperature) which is then ground smooth. I have heard it called coconut cream also, but you’d want to make sure it is the coconut meat creamed.

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (19)Wardee says

      Millie – Yes, I do think that is the same thing. Enjoy! 😀

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  6. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (20)mandi says

    oh my! we are entering birthday season around here and i can’t WAIT to try this! i have always been so unhappy with my icing attempts- always ‘ok’, but never great. thanks!
    .-= mandi´s last blog post… road trip- day 3 =-.

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (21)Wardee says

      mandi – Have fun with it! It is sooo yummy!

      everyone – I want to clarify that when room temp is cool (like now), the coconut butter will be very solid and therefore takes longer to process smooth in the food processor. The coconut butter will be softer and creamier in warmer weather, and therefore, take less time to get smooth in the food processor.

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  7. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (22)tina says

    I bought Artisana coconut butter at Whole Foods this past summer. I used a tiny amount. I just noticed it in my pantry last week and wonder what I’d do with it. Now, I know! This frosting looks superman yummy!

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  8. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (23)Elizabeth says

    I made this frosting tonight to top some chocolate cherry cupcakes for my husband’s birthday and it was totally scrumptious. 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog post… Apple glazed turkey breast =-.

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (24)Wardee says

      Elizabeth – I’m so glad to hear this! Yay! Happy birthday to your husband – what a special treat!

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  9. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (25)Tammy in Michigan says

    Oh yummy! I made this tonight to top a small chocolate cake I made for a special treat for my daughter. It is sooooo good! This will be our chocolate frosting from here on out! I am so happy have a more healthy option. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (26)Wardee says

      Tammy – I’m so happy to hear this! Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you.

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  10. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (27)Dani says

    Wardee, your link to the basic vanilla frosting isn’t working–but I almost like it better that way, because I love your “Oops! How did we end up here!?!?” page!

    I have been missing cake–okay, I have been cheating a bit and having some every now and then (chocolate too–hey, I gotta live a little!), but I always pay the price in how I feel. I can’t wait to make the sourdough chocolate cake and use this frosting–and have it be a nourishing recipe! I just almost have my very own sourdough starter going–and yes, it’s even spelt flour! I’ve been trying for quite some time now, so I’m really excited to even get a starter going at all without the benefit of someone else’s starter, so I’m very much looking forward to having this cake, probably this weekend!

    Can’t WAIT to try this frosting!

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  11. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (28)Wardee says

    Thanks for letting me know, Dani. 😀 I fixed it. Enjoy!

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  12. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (29)Candi says

    I agree, the Artisana Coconut Butter is worth every penny! I love it!!
    .-= Candi´s last blog post… What is Jamie’s story? =-.

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  13. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (30)Vita says

    Hey – Did not scour the thread, but in case anyone still needs THIS recipe, here it is: http://food52.com/blog/5978-whip-up-your-own-coconut-butter. It DOES take 9-10 minutes of cuis-ing, and it’s not for the weak-of-cuisinart, but it works, and could be a lot cheaper than the off the shelf product (though I just got some on sale for $5 at my coop!).
    I am trying this frosting recipe now, and will add some cacao paste, and see what happens! Cheers!

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  14. Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (31)Tom says

    Oh boy, not sure if you tried this with coconut cream before, but it’s basically like the consistency of a thick chocolate milk. I’ve added in some grass fed gelatin to the vitamix blend and will chill a bit and see what happens. I know this is over a decade but might want to update this recipe. Kara coconut cream is what I used.

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    • Basic Chocolate Frosting - Coconut Cream Recipe (32)Peggy says

      Hi Tom,
      I recommend using coconut butter and using the brand Wardee recommends and not coconut cream. Her brand has a higher fat content which will help with the consistency.
      ~Peggy, TCS Customer Success Team

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