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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annabelle's Review

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I took a chance and made this icing to top the raw brownies. The smoothness, appearance and ease of preparation are fantastic and earn high marks. Sadly, the taste does not. I think it's the coconut oil. As much as I like coconut, the oil didn't play well in this icing. It just tastes odd to me. I think the recipe would be stellar without the oil although I'm not sure what you could substitute to yield the great creamy consistency this icing has. My family was not impressed so I'll be finding creative ways to use the rest of it. The brownies, on the other hand, are wonderful so I'm glad I only covered half the pan. Thanks for the recipe anyway; you never know until you try!

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Rach's Review

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I usually use homemade coconut butter in place of coconut oil but had run out so used desiccated coconut - still yummy but if you and the fam are not coconut fans I would suggest using any other nut butter - personally like peanut butter or other nuts blended to butter. Still goes creamy. I think these are great. I topped the icing layer (too much - but will save and ice some other things with it) with some crushed walnuts for a bit of crunch and Omega 3.

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Interesting idea to go with nut butter instead of coconut oil - it wouldn't firm up as well in the fridge, but would probably have a nice nutty/choco taste

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Still works pretty well esp with home made butters - I guess due to the fat in the nut.

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Nice Rach!

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Kareena's Review

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I used the aroma/ taste free coconut oil - maybe that could be an idea? It tasted simply divine!

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avocado could probably be a good alternative to coconut oil in this recipe, and it wouldn't add any peculiar flavor. I make avocado-based raw icings for brownies, and they work really well. Just a thought.

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Great tip, Siobhan. It's comments like yours that make this place great.

xox

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Hi Annabelle - thanks for your review - next time you could try cutting the coconut oil in half, that might do the trick!

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Hi just wandering what type of dates are we talking about fresh or packet
Thank you

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Hi Liz, fresh is best but I've made it with both. If you are using packaged dates you may want to soak them for a few minutes beforehand if your blender is crappy

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I am trying this tonight! :) I am so excited for an icing that does not contain heaps of sugar and butter!

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Hi Ceara! Glad to have you here. If you make it, let me know what you think!

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Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the simplicity yet genius!

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Glad to have you here, Darlene :) xox

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Alex's Review

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Thank you, my friends and family liked it!!!!!

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Awesome Alex - what did you eat it with?

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I made this with a bit of raw honey and 1/2 a cup of cashews (still a bit chunky for texture) to have with fruit slices and my family could not believe the flavor. They could not get enough of it. Thanks heaps for all the inspiration:)

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My pleasure Kyle. Sounds like you took the inspiration and ran with it. Love it!

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Is cold-pressed coconut oil different to the 'regular' coconut oil in your raw superfood brownie recipe? I make the brownies on a weekly basis to pack into my kid's school lunches.... if they last that long :-)

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Hi Scully, nope, they are the same :) I really just use 1 type of coconut oil (cold pressed coconut oil) but sometimes I get lazy and just call it coconut oil : )

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I made this for friends today, substituting cocoa with carob in the cake as well as icing. It was superb, thank you!!

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Hi Tina, Yum! How did your friends like it?

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Ema's Review

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I've just made this one and it tastes so good! Thank you for this recipe!

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My pleasure Ema, so glad it turned out well for you :)

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