Just as I did with my Cinnamon Sweet Potato Icing, with this frosting I was aiming for a light, low fat icing.

I still remember when a coworker first told me about a recipe she had seen with brownies and sweet potato icing. She was going to bring in the recipe for me to see, but I told her no thank you. You see when I see a picture or hear of a food I start getting inspired you thinking. I really enjoy figuring out how to make foods work together without seeing someone else’s recipe first.

I was intrigued… Hmm sweet potato as a base for an icing. It almost seems as though there is a ping pong ball bouncing throughout my head with lovely ides and combinations that work well together.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

This icing is so lovely. Light and fluffy enough to fool anyone… No one would every know how good it is for you!

I am completely happy with the results, as are all the people who have tried it! πŸ™‚

One of my taste testers, (who has no food allergies) even asked me for the recipe before it was posted so she could make it for her birthday cake.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting (Paleo/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

1 1/2 c. cooked sweet potatoes or yams

3 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa

4 Tbsp. honey (or maple syrup for vegan)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. sea salt

Whip cooked, cooled sweet potatoes with magic bullet, ninja or food processor. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting 2

This frosting is shown on mini Chocolate Cupcakes.Β 

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39 comments on “Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting (Dairy Free/ Vegan/ Paleo/ Refined Sugar Free)”

  1. Hmmm… now that is interesting! I have tried several recipes for dairy and sugar free frosting which has been okay but not worth blogging about (cashew based ones). Potato sounds like worth trying for sure and looks beautiful and delicious πŸ™‚

    • Hi Amy! It is also great as a dip and a pudding! I just read your site. Wow it’s amazing that you are now on the paleo diet. I love my baked goods far too much for that πŸ™‚ Kudos to you!!

  2. This my friend is way creative!! Were you able to freeze any? I am curious how the frosting freezes! I can’t wait to try this! Awesome!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! πŸ™‚

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  3. Sounds delicious! I pinned this recipe in case I forget about it, but like you, I prefer to figure foods out on my own and not be tied down to somebody else’s list of ingredients. I’ve been thinking of baking sweet potato brownies for awhile now and sweet potatoes in the frosting would be perfect since I’d already have them prepared for the batter. I’ll let you know how it turns out if I get around to it.

  4. For the sweet potato- how did you measure, pre-cook, cubed, mashed, or other? I’m excited to make this and the chocolate cake, this would be a great recipe for my son’s school!

    • I have measured the sweet potato before it is cooked and after, but it is still in cube form πŸ™‚
      It would be great for school! Just don’t tell them what it is πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Lydia! It is absolutely delicious and healthy! I’ll be using it on my granddaughter’s birthday cake this weekend πŸ™‚

  5. I saw this featured over on Real Food Fridays and was completely intrigued! We don’t really have any allergies, either… but I don’t want my kids eating a mountain of sugar either!!!
    My Pixie’s birthday is coming up… she may get her cupcakes after all!!! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks!
    ~ Christine

  6. What an amazing idea!! I’ve been looking for a sugar free frosting for my baby’s birthday cake and I am wondering if this frosting will be good for pipping rosettes. Also, for how long can I keep it out of the fridge without melting? Her party will be at the park.
    Thanks!!

    • Thanks Catherine! I pipe this icing all the time. Since there is no fat in this icing it should do quite well outside as long as it’s not ninety degrees.

  7. hello- i just tried this recipe. Followed it exactly, but i used organic canned sweet potatoes and raw cacao powder. I blended it all up in my vitamix, and it took about 7 tries blending it to get the frosting to look somewhat dark brown but not even close to the dark chocolate color pictured here. The frosting tasted so strongly of sweet potatoes, and looked/tasted nothing like chocolate. i had to chuck it. It was horrible. Any idea what I did wrong here? It was so far off, im so confused!

    • I am sorry. I have no idea what went wrong. I myself have made this frosting dozen of times and have had many other people make it without issue. I find that when I use raw cacao it’s darker and has a richer flavour than regular cocoa. The only time I had an issue was at the very beginning of the creation of the recipe, when I had let my sweet potatoes dry out and it wouldn’t mix properly.

  8. I’m just wondering if makes a lot of frosting for one 9 inch cake. Like if I make a double or triple layer cake do a need to double or triple the frosting recipe?

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