Healthy Frostings

healthy frosting recipes

These healthy frostings are full of nutrition and whole food ingredients that are good for you. Eat healthy frosting either from the bowl or use it in a sweet recipe, no judgement here! Great frosting recipes that are perfect to make even normal cake that bit healthier.

These heart healthy frosting recipes are all vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and full of good stuff. Regardless of the health benefits they most importantly all taste amazing! Frosting is usually made of sugar, butter, milk, eggs, cream cheese and flavourings but these healthy recipes are free of all of those!

Quinoa Avocado Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Rich cacao is mixed with the healthy fats from avocados and a touch of sweetness to make an amazing creamy healthy frosting. Free of any nuts or seeds and contains two portions of fruit/veg.

I’ve used this same healthy frosting on my ultimate healthy chocolate brownies, sweet potato chocolate bites, vegan calcium fudge and quinoa chocolate fudge cake. Chocolate avocado frosting recipe

Raw Chocolate Orange Frosted Brownie Paleo

Orange Cashew Frosting

Heart healthy cashews are blended with freshly squeezed orange juice for a zesty amazing frosting. This heart healthy frosting goes perfectly with anything chocolate like brownies or cakes. There is a touch of turmeric added to boost the orange colour, you don’t taste it but it will add a tiny bit of nutrition. Healthy orange cashew frosting recipe

Carrot Cake Truffles with Vanilla Bean Icing Recipe

Cashew Vanilla Frosting

You won’t believe how amazing this plant based frosting taste from just a few ingredients. Vanilla isn’t a boring flavour at all if you use a high quality source and avoid the cheap vanilla that tastes chemically.

This healthy frosting people don’t even notice that it’s dairy free and vegan as it’s so rich with an amazing flavour. This goes well on everything or just eaten straight out of a blender bowl. Cashew vanilla frosting recipe

I love this frosting on my healthy ginger cookies, bean muffins and raw carrot cake.

Mango Lemon Frosting

Bright yellow frosting with a tropical twist. This vegan frosting is great on my tropical cake recipe. Recipe for tropical mango lemon frosting

Easy Healthy Chickpea Cake

Coconut Cashew Frosting

Just coconuts and cashews together give a great dreamy 2-ingredient frosting that’s low in sugar. Cashews are naturally sweet and this frosting with some fruit works really well to make a healthy keto frosting.

It’s what I use on my Chickpea strawberry cake, which some unfortunately say looks like a meat pie!

Tropical Smoothie fudge with mango and pineapple

White Chocolate Frosting

Raw cacao butter is mixed with vanilla and a touch of sweetness to make this amazing healthy white chocolate frosting.

coconut butter the coconut oil alternative

Home Made Coconut Butter

Make your own healthy raw coconut butter from pure dried coconut. Nothing added, nothing taken away and retains all the healthy fibre.

Check out my recipe for DIY coconut butter.

Black Bean Chocolate Fudge Muffins with Vanill Cashew Frosting

Coconut Butter Substitute

Lots of these healthy frosting recipes use coconut butter or oil to help them set. This is because it’s solid at room temperature so makes a great alternative to dairy butter.

However don’t worry if you’re not a fan of coconut as cacao butter can be used instead. This is the extracted fat from cacao beans and can be purchased raw. All it contains is the pure heart healthy fats. Cacao butter as a beautiful chocolate aroma.

ginger turmeric cookies recipe

What do you think of my healthy frosting recipes? If there’s any you would like let me know in the comments below.

Yield: 1 Cake

Healthy Frosting

Quinoa Avocado Chocolate Fudge Cake With Berries Close Up

Healthy vegan frosting that's loaded with goodness. No oil, no sugar, no butter.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 Avocados
  • 4 tbsp Sweetener such as Maple
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil / Butter
  • 4 tbsp Cacao powder


  1. Melt the coconut butter or oil
  2. Blend together until smooth
  3. Use this healthy frosting either on a cake or as is
  4. Keep within the fridge and use within 5 days.
  5. More information on my quinoa chocolate cake recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 80

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15 thoughts on “Healthy Frostings”

    1. Hi Luke, sorry I should be clearer. The frostings are part of those recipes and the ingredients are listed seperately if you want just the frostings – which you must do if coming from this article. Sorry for the confusion.

    1. In the chocolate avocado frosting? It depends on the sweetener but it does help it go a nice brown colour rather than a grey-brown colour

  1. I happened to find your site while looking for easy frosting ideas and tried vanilla cashew frosting for my banana cake. It was simply superb and my mom loved it. I added a bit of ripe banana as well in the frosting for a bit of sourness. Keep inspiring!!!

  2. This is absolutely awesome, I’ve been doing healthy dessert boxes and looking at different ways to integrate options and frostings whilst maintaining a no sugar stance so thank you so much!

    1. These appear to be more of an icing rather than a fluffy frosting. 1 looked dense but not one that would fluff really. That being said, you could add something to these to make them fluff so they would pipe. I do not know if you are going for a vegan cake or not but something to meringue the frosting or another fluffy ingredient should help it pipe well. It might take some exprimenting.

    1. Bastian Durward

      Afriad not, it needs to be an oil that’s solid at room temp. You could leave it out and add less water / more nuts to make it thicker that way. Although it will never be as thick as if it has coconut or cacao oil. Hope that helps

  3. I dont like coconuts or cashews much.I really want to try the chocolate avacado frosting.But avacados are not available in my country.Can I use anything else for avacados?
    Or could you please suggest me any frosting that’s less sweet but without eggs.

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