Vegan Fudge Frosting

by | Updated: February 9th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Fudge frosting from a can… mmmmm, right? Not so fast. The stuff you buy in the store is likely loaded with partially hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup, which is a real bummer because it tastes so good when you eat it straight from a spoon. There’s good news for cake bakers and dessert lovers, though: you can make your own fudge-flavored cake frosting with just a few simple ingredients! It’s vegan, it’s chocolate-y and it tastes even better on a spoon.
(Editor’s note: This is 100% true. We tried this one straight from the bowl and never got around to actually frosting anything. Sorry not sorry.)

vegan fudge frosting

Vegan Fudge Frosting


2 cups Vitacost organic dark chocolate chunks
1 cup organic full-fat coconut milk
½ tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 Tbsp. coconut sugar or turbinado sugar


  1. In double-boiler, melt chocolate chunks. (No double boiler? No problem: add 1″ water to a medium sauce pan, bring to boil. Turn heat down to medium once water boils. Place a glass bowl over boiling water, use an oven mitt to hold glass bowl.)
  2. Add chocolate chunks to double boiler/bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Stir in coconut milk until combined.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour frosting into a glass bowl and cool completely in refrigerator.
  5. Frost your favorite cake or dip fruit slices into frosting for a treat. (Or eat straight from the bowl. We won’t tell.)