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The Best Vegan Chocolate Frosting // One Lovely Life

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Frosting

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


You’d never believe this gorgeous, rich vegan chocolate frosting is made without dairy! It’s the perfect way to top your birthday cake. 


  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped or broken up
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/31/2 cup almond milk (dairy or other nondairy milk also ok)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa powder
  • 35 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a small saucepan, gently melt together chocolate and coconut oil until smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and slowly stir in the almond milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Mixture will thicken.
  2. Transfer chocolate mixture to a large bowl. Add powdered baking cocoa. Using a hand mixer (or your muscles), blend in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
  3. If the mixture gets too dry, thin it out with a little more almond milk as needed. If the mixture gets too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. You should reach a nice thick frosting texture between 4-5 cups of powdered sugar. Use immediately for best results.
  4. This will yield enough frosting for the tops of a 2 layer (8-9″) cake, or 1 (9×13) pan.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Frosting, Cake
  • Cuisine: American