Incredibly rich vegan chocolate frosting made in a blender with 6 whole food ingredients! Sweetened with dates, made creamy with cashew butter, and plenty of rich chocolate flavor from cacao powder. Perfect for cakes, brownies, quick breads, and more!
Soak dates in warm water for 15 minutes, then drain.
Add pitted dates to a high-speed blender or food processor with the “S” blade attached. Then add cashew butter, cacao or cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and dairy-free milk, starting with the lesser amount.
Blend until a creamy frosting texture is achieved, scraping down sides as needed and using the tamper if blending. Add more dairy-free milk as needed to encourage blending. NOTE: Be careful not to add too much as it can make the frosting too runny.
The texture should be thick and spreadable like frosting! If chunky or too sticky, add dairy-free milk as needed. If too thin, add more soaked dates, cashew butter, or cocoa or cacao powder to thicken.
Use immediately. Or, if you prefer a firmer frosting, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. You can freeze if you’re in a hurry. Perfect for frosting cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and more!
Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week, or in the freezer up to 1 month.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with unsweetened, fortified almond milk. *Recipe as written makes ~2 cups frosting. *Adapted from our Date-Sweetened Chocolate Frosting.