Recipe: Chocolate Icing (GAPS, Paleo/Primal)

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This icing tastes amazingly like a chocolate frosting and will satisfy you. Additionally, it is really healthy with no additives, refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, colorings, caffeine or any other chemical additive. It is so simple yet so satisfying.

This recipe take just a few minutes to complete and will yield enough to use as icing for approximately 10 – 12 cupcakes.

Chocolate Icing



  1. Gently heat the coconut spread in a small pot until you can easily mix it
  2. Remove the pot from the heat
  3. Add the cocoa butter and mix it with the coconut spread until it is melted (you may need to put it back on the heat briefly)
  4. Add the honey and vanilla and whisk it all together until it is well combined
  5. Work quickly as this has a tendency to separate
  6. Use the icing as soon as it is combined and then refrigerate to harden

Tips for Frosting cupcakes or any other cake

  • Let cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes and then on a rack
  • Apply the frosting with a spatula as evenly as possible when it is at room temperature — as it cools off, it may separate so work quickly
  • Refrigerate the cupcakes for a hard frosting

For the Cocoa Butter Cupcake recipe click here

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  • Lisa C April 23, 2012, 12:46 am

    This sounds yummy! But I’ve never heard of coconut spread…is that like creamed coconut/coconut butter?

    • Jill April 23, 2012, 6:53 am

      Hi Lisa,
      Yes, it is also called coconut cream (but is not liquid) or coconut butter.

  • Lisa C April 23, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Awesome. I just bought some the other day!

  • Barb @ A Life in Balance April 24, 2012, 10:40 am

    Love this! I just made my traditional butter cream icing with corn syrup for a 1st Communion cake, and I would love to have a healthier alternative.

  • Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy April 30, 2012, 10:14 pm

    This sounds delicious – my son would love it! Thanks for sharing with Healthy 2Day Wednesday; come back next Wednesday to see if you were featured!

  • Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry May 1, 2012, 1:23 am

    This icing looks incredible and made from such nourishing ingredients! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!