Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. If possible, let them sit in there for a few minutes to soften the dates a little bit.
  • 2. Blend all ingredients in your high-speed blender. The ingredients can be a little finicky to blend, so start at a slow speed and increase speed slowly.
  • 3. Keep blending for a very long time to get a velvety consistency. This is one of those recipes that really makes use of the power of a high-speed blender. If you feel that the blades are just spinning but aren't actually moving all of the icing around, turn the blender off and make an air pocket down the side of the blender with a spatula to expose the blades. Remove the spatula, replace the lid, and start blending slowly again.
  • 4. You'll know it's ready if there are no bits of dates and all you can taste is velvety chocolate goodness.
  • 5. This raw chocolate icing is ready to use as soon as you pour it out of the blender.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw chocolate icing... I am having difficulty understanding how the combination of four basic ingredients could taste so divine.

I mean, this raw chocolate icing only contains dates, cacao, coconut oil and water. Sounds boring, right? It must just taste like pasty dates, right?

Wrong! This tastes like raw chocolate icing that you'd get at some high-brow raw vegan restaurant. It has a smooth, chocolatey, velvety texture and sweet, chocolatey mousse-like taste. Plus, it's really easy to work with and spread.

I was inspired to whip up a batch of raw chocolate icing to go on top of my raw brownies. Yeah, the combination of those raw brownies and this icing is pretty much heavenly. This raw chocolate icing has a very handy consistency--it's a lot like mousse when kept in the fridge.

It's a great raw vegan icing for cakes, brownies and the like! Iced cakes or brownies should be kept in the refrigerator.

This raw chocolate icing could also double as a raw pudding if you were feeling sad and needed to eat some chocolate out of a bowl with a spoon to make yourself feel better. :)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 88 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.

Amounts per 50 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 117 5 %
Protein 0.98 g 2 %
Fat 7 g 9 %
Carbohydrates 15 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 7 %
Sugars 12 g
Calcium 11 mg 1 %
Iron 0.56 mg 4 %
Sodium 1.6 mg
Source: USDA

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Hello! Just wanted to tell you I made the chocolate cake with this frosting last night and am eating it now for lunch. This frosting is AMAZING! It tastes the same, if not better, than real frosting. I will be using this on all cakes I make from now on! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Haha, I know, it IS as good as real frosting. BUT BETTER! Because it's good for ya!

:)

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mmmm just made this AND the Brownie, absolutely delicious, so good I can hardly believe it!! Thank you and yummmmmm.....
PS Ate heaps straight off the spoon during the process, but still some for later.

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Love it!! And who can resist the spoon?? We are all human :)

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sounds delicious – would the consistency be appropriate to use as a chocolate “dip” (for fruit etc?). if not, can you suggest how to make it so?

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Yes, it could work as a choco dip. Just be sure to use the coconut oil because you need the Coco oil in order for it to firm up.

Also, refrigerate for a couple of hours so that it gets a little thicker. Actually, I would refrigerate and keep in refrigerator until ready to eat immediately after.

Also, this is another nice dip for fruit - not chocolate but nice sweet vanilla cream flavor: http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-fruit-dip

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Love this icing! Really, this is once incredible creation! I don't crave many things from the 'junk food' days, but icing, ya, I missed it. But this, THIS is truly better than any bakery icing. I soaked the dates in the water called for in the recipe first and it blended up super fast!

Thank you xo

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I am glad you found the recipe and are happy with it Cynthia. Thx for letting me know, I like to know what you gals like! :)

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Perfect! I'm having friends over this evening, and wanted to serve them raw chocolate brownies with icing, but the icing recipe I always used needs a ripe avocado, and I just bought avocados, but they're still hard as rocks. This recipe looks like it'll be a great alternative.

It also, coincidentally, looks kind of like a thicker version of the raw chocolate pudding I love to make (coconut meat, instead of coconut oil, in my recipe). Given which, I have no doubts at all that this'll be delicious!

Check out my pudding recipe at

http://www.naturallyradiant.info/site/raw-chocolate-pudding/

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Have fun with your dinner party!

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wow, it's a bit too rich for me, but very tasty. Next time, I'll cut back on the dates.

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I don't find it too rich for my tastebuds when I spread a thin layer on brownies. Anyone else think it's too rich?

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no it's perfectly creamy

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Thou art a genius. Glad I found your site! Will be prowling round the recipes later when the littluns allow. x

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:)

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Oh my god! It it so delicious! I added ground vanilla bean, lucuma, maca andd a oinch of salt...Hum... Can't wait to share those divine brownies with my mother on Mother's day!

Thank you SO much for sharing...

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:))))) Welcome to the world of raw brownies.

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Glad you ladies are having success with this so far :)

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oh so divine!

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Yummm!! I bet this would be fantastic on simple bananas... or dare I say... on some raw ice cream.

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this is gorgeous. just made it then and it was so easy and delicious!

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Oh, my! I can't wait! I will be making this tomorrow!

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I thought this was a bit bitter, even with the dates, so I added approx 1/4 cup of raw honey and...divine! I drizzled it over some raw pie I made. I made the pie crust with walnuts and almonds instead of cashews like the recipe on this site, I layered the crust with freshly cut bananas and drizzled this over. It was sooo good! Even to people who aren't used to healthy desserts! Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I'll be trying fresh strawberries next with the pie crust and this drizzled over.

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I agree, I added a splash of vanilla essence and about a tbsp of agave nectar to make it to my tastes

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