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Chocolate Frosting-Raw, Dairy-Free and Sugar-Free

Chocolate Frosting-Raw, Dairy-Free and Sugar-Free

Welcome to the paleo diet, where the paleo desserts can be so good for you that you can put “antioxidant” in the title! I love to make this new paleo-approved chocolate frosting for my cakes and cupcakes. It’s so rich and creamy that I can hardly believe it’s sugar-free and dairy-free! It’s THE perfect addition to your holiday baking. Here’s a secret though. I always make a bit extra so I can enjoy the frosting left for another recipe and then of course as a special little treat to reward myself for my hard work in the kitchen! Especially around holiday time, you never know how much of this frosting will be needed for all your baking. This frosting may be my favorite part of baking chocolate cakes!

One thing I really enjoy about this recipe is how simple it is to prepare. With only 3 ingredients you won’t have any excuse to not make it. I give simple directions for those of you with a sweet tooth too so no matter what kind of frosting you like, you can make this one to fulfill your craving.

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Chocolate Frosting-Raw, Dairy-Free and Sugar-Free

  • Author: Tina Turbin


Welcome to the paleo diet, where the paleo desserts can be so good for you that you can put “antioxidant” in the title! I love to make this paleo chocolate frosting for my paleo cakes and cupcakes. Perfect for holiday baking!


  • ½ cup chocolate or cacao powder
  • 67 heaping tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons Lucuma
  • Options: Add coconut sugar, maple sugar or stevia – see directions below.


  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Enjoy!


Add 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or maple sugar for those with a sweet tooth.
For a NO CARBOHYDRATE sweetener option: simply add 2-4 drops stevia glycerine and see if that does it for you. Add 1 drop at a time to taste!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Turbin

If you have any questions or suggestions just email me at Tina (at)

About Tina Turbin

I'm a cookbook-collecting, recipe-developing paleo junkie, and I live in the kitchen. I'm hooked on farmers' markets, traveling, eating healthy, and hiking until my legs scream at me. There's nothing better than hanging out with family and good friends. I have fun and sleeping is just plain boring. Read more About Tina Turbin.

6 thoughts on “Chocolate Frosting-Raw, Dairy-Free and Sugar-Free

  1. cat

    Could you tell me what could be substituted for lucuma in a pinch? Or is it included for taste? Health benefits – could it be omitted? Or is it needed texture/substance to make the frosting thicker?

    1. Tina Turbin

      Hi Cat,

      Thanks for stopping by. I included the lucuma in the recipe for taste (it adds a caramel flavor) as well as health benefits (lucuma is a super food full of vitamins and minerals). You could do without it however I’ve never tried any other sweetener in this recipe so I can’t guarantee that it’ll taste the same.

      FYI – lucuma’s texture is similar to granulated sugar, but the taste is more reminiscent of brown sugar/caramel.

      I hope this helps! Let me know.


  2. Cat

    Thanks, Tina! I’ve been out of lucuma for so long, I forgot about the caramel taste! I think I will just search for some before I try the recipe. I can see now why it would really be good in it.

  3. Jessi

    I’ve literally never heard of this fruit before!

    Do you buy it as a whole fruit? does it come powdered?

    1. Tina Turbin

      Dear Jessi,

      It’s a pretty amazing sweetener! Here’s some info:

      Peruvian lucuma fruit has been dried at low temperatures and milled into a fine powder. This low-glycemic sweetener contains many nutrients including beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium and protein. Yellow lucuma powder has a unique, maple-like taste that’s a delight in a variety of recipes.

      Links for even more info:



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