Heavenly 4 Ingredient Chocolate Frosting
When I was little, my mum would make us the most incredible birthday cakes. They were just so chocolately and moist, but the best bit was definitely the frosting. Chocolate buttercream. I'd go so far as to say it was my favourite food as a (chocoholic) little girl. My brother and I always used to eat the sponge part first and leave the buttercream until last, which thinking about it now makes me feel a little unwell, but at the time it was just marvellous. Now that my days of dairy consuming are behind me, this little indulgence is very much off the cards (I guess with buttercream the clue is truly in the name), but even a healthy cake needs some frosting, so I've been on the hunt for a suitable alternative.
I've tried all sorts of recipes, using bananas or avocados to get the texture, but they never tasted quite creamy or indulgent enough. They certainly didn't come close to my mum's buttercream that's for sure. But after a lot of delicious experimenting, I've come up with the perfect combination. A beautiful union of all things chocolately, creamy, nutty and sweet. Pure heaven!
Makes enough to ice one cake, but double up the recipe if you want to use it for a cake filling too
- 4 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
To make the frosting, simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth and creamy. Spread it over your cake/brownies/other half and enjoy!
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