Paleo & Dairy Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & A Giveaway!!!

This Chocolate Buttercream Paleo Frosting is smooth, thick, creamy, rich, has a good balance of chocolate, and is super easy!

Paleo & Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting

Paleo & Dairy Free Chocolate Frosting

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Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about the GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away a FREE 1 year membership to Healthy Recipes Magazine that’s for iPad, iPod, or iPhone! To enter just leave me a comment telling me your favorite summer dessert and for an additional entry ‘like’ the Healthy Recipes Magazine Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so!

Now on to the recipe:

While I have some pretty terrific chocolate paleo frosting recipes on my site (see links below), I was missing the most essential chocolate frosting recipe of all – A Perfect Chocolate Buttercream!!!  It’s smooth, thick, creamy, rich, has a good balance of chocolate, and is super easy! While it compliments so many cakes and cupcakes, I really love it with my Vanilla Paleo Cupcakes or my Paleo Classic Chocolate Cake. Or just with a spoon, that’s good too 🙂

Pin for later:

chocolate paleo frosting collage

If you’re looking for more frosting recipes, here are some others that I like:

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Buttercream That Hardens

Amber’s Deep Dark Chocolate Frosting

“Cream Cheese” Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream and

White Fluffy Frosting That Tastes Like Marshmallows


And here’s the recipe for my Perfect Chocolate Buttercream Paleo Frosting, I can’t wait to hear how much you love it too:

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This Chocolate Buttercream Paleo Frosting is smooth, thick, creamy, rich, has a good balance of chocolate, and is super easy!
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Course: Dessert, Egg Free, gluten free, Nut Free, paleo
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosting no powdered sugar, healthy chocolate frosting, paleo buttercream frosting, paleo chocolate buttercream frosting, paleo chocolate frosting, paleo frosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes or a single layer cake
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Cassidy

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  • 1/2 C Non-Hydrogentated Shortening
  • 1/2 C Butter (can use non-dairy) or additional shortening
  • 1/2 C Honey
  • 1/3 C Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Refined Coconut Oil solidified (optional but adds some thickness & substance)
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • Liquid Vanilla Stevia to taste (optional, I don't usually add this but you can if you want it super sweet!)


  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl on low for about 30 seconds or until it starts to come together.
  • Turn the mixer up to medium high and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost as desired.
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 11g
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.


this post is part of Fat Tuesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, and Allergy Free Wednesday

Posted April 14, 2014 by Cassidy in Cupcakes & Frostings, Desserts, Egg Free, Milk & Cheese Substitutes, Nut Free, Paleo / 16 Comments


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16 responses to “Paleo & Dairy Free Chocolate Buttercream Frosting & A Giveaway!!!

  1. Nicolle

    What kind of shortening did you use? Any vegetable shortening? Can you suggest some brands? This looks so good!

    • Cassidy

      Hi Nicolle!

      I use the Spectrum Organic Non-Hydrogenated Shortening. It’s made from palm oil and has no trans fats 🙂

      I hope you like the frosting as much as we do!!!


  2. Chris Williams

    I am trying to go paleo and lose weight. I follow you and enjoy your blog. I liked the magazine Facebook page also.

    • Cassidy

      Hi Chris,

      You won the giveaway!!! Please e-mail me using my ‘Contact Me’ page to claim your prize 🙂


  3. Kelly Grace

    Have you, by any chance, tried it using 1 cup of butter instead of 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening?
    Would that make the frosting too soft?
    Looking forward to trying this soon. Thank you!

    • Cassidy

      Hi Kelly,

      No, I haven’t tried 1 cup of butter so I don’t know how it would turn out. If you try it let me know!


  4. Dee

    I would probably have to say that cheesecake or a fruit dessert would be my favorite for summer – I don’t really have a favorite dessert anymore.

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