How to make Vegan Chocolate Frosting

By DK on Oct 04, 2009
How to make quick and simple Vegan Chocolate Icing
I have a friend 'K' who loves chocolate to death. We have many similarities except this. Its indeed funny how we start our conversations every time we talk which goes in the following fashion. Every time she calls me, instead of the customary 'Hello' she would quip 'Started liking chocolate yet?' I would say 'mm..well nope, not yet!', she would reply 'Oh well everything is well with the world then !!!!' I would say 'K, you will never change!' she would then reply 'Clearly nor will you!!!!!! ' ..and then the rest of our conversations will continue. Her craze for chocolate is something I can never relate to, just like she would never contemplate why I run away from them. My mom has a sweet tooth too and I feel really left out amidst all these sweet tooth'ers (!!!! Yay - I invented a word!) So much so, K called me up and told me that her best birthday gift would be a chocolate pouring down from heavens right to her mouth!!!! Too much! Anyways, my first photo is symbolic to her dream although I am sure she would not mind opening her mouth wide open below my chocolate rain instead of that lifeless bowl! For all those Vegan's out there, don't feel bad about all this chocolate shower talk. I have an icing for you which not only takes jiffy to make, but is equally yummy to other versions. This icing is from Indian Cooking author - Tarla Dalal.
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup (depending on the consistency)
  • 1 cup icing/powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • About 1/3 cup warm water (this will make it little thin. Add tbsp at a time until you reach your desired¬†consistency)
Not much of a step by step method to speak of. Just combine all the ingredients together until well combined. Don't forget to sift the powdered sugar. Makes life much easier when combining all of them together without any lumps. Add water tablespoon by Tablespoon until you get your desired thickness for the glaze. Of course you can always add some extra warm water if you find it too thick for your taste.
How to make quick and simple Vegan Chocolate Icing
That's it. I am sure you have all the ingredients for it in your pantry right now. And it takes less 2 minutes!!! How to make quick and simple Vegan Chocolate Icing
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27 Responses to “How to make Vegan Chocolate Frosting”
  1. Gloria

    I want a dark bitter chocolate taste. When I tried using Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate with plain water and powdered sugar, it gums up!

  2. maryam

    :roll: oooh.. its sounds delious and this look is perfect. Im from IRAN and in my idea your web is very professional… and I will be glad if you aware me of your new post…
    thanks my dear…

  3. Mary

    I made a fruit caqke in the slow cooker(on hich) but it burned round the edge. Should I not have used a cake TIN/ I did double buttered crease proof paper .

  4. maria

    8) I made this recipe, and it turned out a little watery. I decided to add hazelnuts to make it thicker. I threw the hazelnuts into the magic bullet and viola I had fresh nutella :)
    It was super delicious.

  5. pam

    Really sweet and liquidy – I guess it just depends on your taste. Experiment with it before you use it on a birthday cake like I did.

  6. Swa

    Please answer my query dk dear

  7. Swa

    Will it become hard after pouring it on the cake. Please answer dk

  8. Bethcakemad

    :wink: i made this and it was a really good just to drizzle over my cake i added a little orange juice and zezt an it was amazing x :) :-D 8) :!: i put the glaze upon my cake and spinkeled with smarties x it was a real hit

  9. tammers

    I made frosting that wasnt runny at all with Cocoa powder, coconut oil and agave nectar. comes out AMAZING and paste like so perfect for icing cakes or using as a chocolate spread!!!!!!

  10. Haley

    in the ingredients when you say icing/powdered sugar, can we choose to use either icing or powdered sugar? because i don’t have any vegan icing in my house :(

    They are the same thing

  11. Arunima

    i love this recipe!!!it is very helpful. :) even though its very liquidy.

  12. Fran Fleischhacker

    Are there any vegan chocolate cake recipes with agave instead of sugar? My pregnant daughter loves chocolate, is vegan and won’t eat sugar. God bless her little heart! I want to bake for her, please help!

    I do not have it Fran, but see if this recipe that I found online helps – Congrats to you and your daughter on the good news :)

  13. Jasmine

    I made this cake and for icing I used melted plain dark chocolate (vegan) ,if I follow your icing method and add melted dark chocolate will it come out well?

  14. Coral Edwards

    Made a cake for a vegan friend, needed a matching icing. This is delicious! I initially made it too runny, but a bit more sifted icing sugar and it was fabulous! Thank you for providing a non creamy version… Saved me, the non-vegan, having to shop for appropriate butter etc… Will pass receipe on! :)

  15. Dawn

    Very good and so simple!It tastes great with low fat vegan cake!

  16. WOW,looks great.Rather than buying vegan choco/chips this is better.Perfect click esp the first one

  17. I made this frosting for my mother-in-law’s birthday cake last month. It’s pretty simple but very good too.

  18. Hey DK, You know I love your blog! Please accept a ‘Giant Bear Hug’ from me at my blog.

  19. Frosting looks great DK. I’m not a big choco-fan, but my DH is.. will give this a try.

  20. You are two days late sweetie..I made choco cake in pressure cooker and wanted to make some nice chocolate icing or anything close to that.But Googling lead me to only cream based ones and I simply dislike that. So instead , we ate BARE cake.Wish this post was up two days before..sigh…And Oh did I told you this looks and sounds so wonderful !

  21. Very helpful for many of us…looks prefect DK!

  22. Damn those look good… but pretty liquid don’t you think?

    Not too much for me – You can reduce the liquid of course as per your taste , as I mentioned in the post…:) — DK

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