Game Changer Chocolate Frosting






Okay, now that that rant is over, I want to thank you all for your amazing comments on my last few posts! Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you. Same goes for my blog reading recently. As I said above, I just haven’t had the time.

Today my aunt helped me move all of my big furniture into my dorm room (mini fridge, microwave, chair, computer/phone setup for my internship, table). I would have moved everything today on campus but I also had an appointment with my GAPS practitioner so I couldn’t stay.

This Saturday I’ll probably finish moving up with the help of my parents (and maybe my brother depending on his mood 😉 ).

Would you believe that I already have things to do before school starts? Like non-moving in things. More specifically speaking, homework-esque things. Ugh.

But for now I am living in blissful denial until Sunday when I will tackle all of that.

Let’s focus on glorious food for now, okay?


As I mentioned on Wednesday this past Sunday was my dad’s birthday so I made him a cake. Yellow layers with chocolate frosting.

The cake part turned out pretty tasty but not exactly sharing-material.


The frosting however was a real winner.


Some may call it a…

Game Changer Chocolate Frosting

Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Vegan, Nut-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly

Makes about 2 cups of frosting


  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup carob powder (or cocoa powder but it will not be as sweet)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • dash of sea salt and splash of vanilla (optional but recommended)


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blend and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. If making a layer cake add the frosting in between the layers and freeze for a few hours. Then frost the rest of the cake with the remaining chilled frosting.



Questions for you:

How do you people click that “Mark all as read” button on Bloglovin? I just feel SO guilty! 🙁

Is chocolate and avocado even a surprising combo anymore? Answer: Whenever I see chocolate + “surprise ingredient” I immediately guess avocado.

Feel free to rant about not having any time either! I’m all ears.

32 Thoughts on “Game Changer Chocolate Frosting

  1. funny i was craving frosting and thinking i need to buy avocado… i think it was to prepare for this awesome recipe! mmm 🙂

  2. That cake looks utterly delicious!

  3. This looks delicious! Sorry to hear you’ve been super busy but I’m sure everything will calm down soon!

  4. Hope the appointments and the hectic schedule settles down abit! That cake looks beautiful- you are a kitchen talent!

    I’ll need to get into testing out the avocado in a sweet desert combination!

  5. I am still waiting for that coconut butter that was confiscated at the airport…. I feel like my world will be opened up to so many more recipes! Hope you start to settle in soon enough!

  6. Girl I feel you! I actually just started a full time job in a industry I don’t know well (which is a rant in itself) and that is just a little stressful with school looming over me!
    I usually assume people add avocado now too if they have a secret ingredient with chocolate but I actually have never tried it!
    Hope you get settled in soon and good luck with school!

  7. You call it frosting, I call it “sit there with a bowl and spoon and proceed to stuff face.” Oh wait… That IS frosting 😉 This sounds incredible; and yes, although it’s been done, chocolate and avocado will always be a winning combo.

  8. That frosting looks absolutely delicious! I’ll have to make some next time I bake some brownies–it would be the perfect topping for them. You’re right about chocolate and avocado not really being a surprising combination anymore, at least not for adventurous foodies and bloggers. I saw a recipe on Oh She Glows for a chocolate chip cookie dough dip using pureed potatoes–now THAT is a unique combination! Good luck with starting college again; I hope it is a fantastic semester!

  9. Good luck with moving in- always a pain in the arse. And ohhhh my god Madison, you’re killing me with this frosting. I NEED it!

  10. Love love love that cake! Please send some to England…? Pretty please? Hehe.
    Sorry that you’re so busy. Yeah just click ‘read all’ – don’t let it stress you out! Youve got to live your life and do what you have to do! Hope it’s all going well.

  11. Ooo I’ve never thought to add in coconut oil…I bet that makes the avocado based icing even MORE creamy. Yummmm. And homework-esque things before school even starts?! What is that about?!

  12. That frosting!!! Mmmm. Hard to believe you used avocado ;P!

  13. I can’t believe you’re officially back at school. It makes me feel like summer is ending too soon.
    I said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love layer cakes because all that frosting. That’s my sweet tooth kicking in. You do know the trick for frosting cakes yes? The one where you keep a very warm glass of water handy and you dip your knife in the warm water first, then the frosting, spread and repeat. Works like a charm.

  14. I am also so behind on my blog reading. But I love the look of this frosting. I am still yet to try the whole avocado and cacao thing so maybe now I should give it a go.

  15. Holy yum. I am so Pinning this recipe.
    And I can never, ever hit the “mark all read” button on Bloglovin’. I feel like I’m missing out on too much if I do!

  16. I bet the avocado and coconut oil really made the cake 🙂 Sounds so amazing! I need to keep this in mind whenever I make a cake – maybe for Marty’s birthday??

  17. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to try the chocolate/avocado combo more than right now….dayyy-um that cake looks amazing!

  18. The avocado and coconut oil must make that frosting super rich and yummy!! Love how this frosting is actually pretty healthy. Is there anything you can’t make both healthy and yummy?! Nope, I don’t think there is. 😉 And I totally agree that the chocolate/avocado combo is super common nowadays. At least it’s a good one! 🙂
    I hope some time opens up for you soon. I’ll be in the same boat soon (kind of am now, but I think it will get worse!)…. oh school….

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  20. I had to come back to show you this. I’m sure you’ve probably seen it already, but I had to show someone and I thought of you x

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  23. I made this tonight so I can have some on hand for a batch of these zucchini paleo brownies that will go in the oven tomorrow.
    So, I forgot the coconut oil (only have coconut butter on hand anyway) and used a few dates to sweeten it and make it vegan and YOWZERS! Chocolatey and smooth and amazing!! This recipe is genius! No one will believe it when they taste it and I am in love!!!
    Thank you!

    • Hmmm… Those zucchini paleo brownies sound marvelous!

      Glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know what substitutions you made. I love using dates to sweeten things but haven’t done that in awhile because they don’t always get smooth enough. I hope the brownies turned out great as well.

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