Chocolate Frosting

This is a very low fat and healthy frosting and you can use it on any cake you think might benefit from a chocolate frosting. I would never, ever eat the butter/icing sugar combination you find on so many cakes so I use my version of chocolate frosting instead. At least mine does not clog your arteries! Also, there are not many frostings that are good for your heart (the potassium in bananas) and are rich in antioxidants, iron and vitamins (the cocoa powder). If you are watching your figure for some reason, you might want to try carob powder which has lower fat than the cocoa powder.

You will need a food processor or blender to make this recipe.

Very low fat chocolate frosting (without the icing sugar of course)

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Chocolate Frosting

For one fairly small cake


  • 2 bananas, very ripe
  • 4-5 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons potato flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (from a health food store)



  1. Peel and chop the 2 bananas.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine the 4-5 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 bananas, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons potato flour and 2-3 teaspoons agave nectar.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


  • You can use maple syrup instead of the agave nectar.
  • You can use carob instead of the cocoa powder