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Quick Chocolate Frosting with Cocoa Powder

Amy Palanjian
If there's any liquid on top of your yogurt, pour it off before you measure out the yogurt for the creamiest results.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4-1/3 cup confectioners sugar


  • Add the ingredients to a medium bowl.
  • Stir together with a spatula until uniformly mixed (and a uniform color).
  • Spread onto cake. Or spoon into a zip top storage bag, seal, and trim off one corner. Pipe onto cupcakes.


You can make this up to 3 days ahead. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Drain off any liquid, stir together, and add to your cake or cupcakes.
Dairy-free: Use a dairy-free Greek style yogurt if needed.
You can try making this with 2-4 tablespoons honey instead of confectioner's sugar if desired. (I prefer confectioner's sugar as it makes it more of a traditional frosting consistency. Honey will make a slightly softer frosting.)
This makes enough for my Healthy Chocolate Cake or 10-12 cupcakes. (If you like a lot of frosting on your cupcakes, you may want to do 1.5 times the recipe!)
Try on Vanilla Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes, or Banana Cupcakes.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate frosting, chocolate frosting with cocoa powder, chocolate frosting without butter
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