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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Perhaps the most nutritious and versatile Chocolate Frosting

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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting featuring cacao powder and coconut oil is naturally yummy and nutritious. It is perhaps the most healthy and versatile chocolate frosting.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting for Chocolate Cake

Why coconut oil is perfect for Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting?

Coconut oil is nutritiously delicious and has a pleasant aroma. It also has an extremely high smoking point.

Unlike butter, which becomes soft over time even at a room temperature of around 60 degrees Fahrenheit {16 degrees Celsius}, coconut oil stays completely solid until the temperature rises to above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius}. This ensures the frosting will stay in shape at room temperature.

ingredients for Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Fun Facts

When people strain the yogurt toward the end of the fermenting process, they become thicker. People call these thickened yogurt Greek-style Yogurt, or Greek Yogurt for short. They are low in calories and high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.

For example, Greek Yogurt is super-rich in Vitamin B12, B2, B5, as well as Vitamin A. Greek Yogurt also contains essential minerals such as calcium, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

If possible, try to get organic plain Greek Yogurt which is the best. They are healthy and versatile. You can turn the organic plain Greek Yogurt into flavored Greek Yogurt, or use it for cooking or baking.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting for dark chocolate cake

Why Organic Cold-pressed Cacao Powder is good for you?

Both cocoa powder and cacao powder are from cacao beans, which are the seeds of the fruit from cacao trees.  Unlike cocoa powder, which is treated with high heat, this organic cacao powder is cold-pressed. It is such a superfood suitable for all recipes calling for cocoa powder.

Being not processed with heat at all, cacao powder naturally contains and preserves all the impressive nutrients. For instance, Cacao beans’ fiber promotes healthy digestion.

They are also rich in flavonoids, which are loaded with antioxidant agents. These antioxidant substances help fight off free radicals, which leads to the total well-being of our body systems.

Read here for more information about the difference between cocoa powder, dutch-processed cocoa powder, cacao powder, and cacao powder’s impressive health benefits.

homemade Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting
homemade Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

How to make a yummy healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting?

Tip No.1 is to soften the coconut oil

Chop the coconut oil into small pieces and heat them a little bit, just enough to soften it. Do not overheat and turn it into liquid. Cream the coconut oil first using a Stand Mixer or electric hand mixer. Then add the Greek Yogurt and cream again.

Tip No.2 is to sift the dry ingredients of cacao powder and a tiny bit of salt

This will make the frosting extra creamy.

Last but not least is to add dry ingredients gradually

Mix the sugar and sifted cacao powder and salt well. Gradually add them to the mixing bowl once you have creamed coconut oil and greek yogurt until you have a consistent chocolate frosting.

Pair this with the dark chocolate cake for a healthy treat of Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting!

Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting
Dark Chocolate Cake with Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting featuring cacao powder and coconut oil is naturally yummy and nutritious. It is perhaps the most healthy and versatile chocolate frosting.

Ingredients

  • 440 g plain Greek yogurt, organic preferred
  • 230 g coconut oil, organic virgin preferred
  • 240 g cane sugar, organic unrefined preferred
  • 60 g cacao powder, organic cold-pressed preferred
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt, Himalayan pink salt, or sea salt

Instructions

  • Chop coconut oil into small pieces, warm up a little just enough to soften them but not turn them into liquid.
  • Add the softened coconut oil to a Stand Mixer to beat and cream them.
  • Add Greek yogurt and vanilla extra into the mixer, continue to beat until creamy.
  • Sift cacao powder and salt using a flour sifter.
  • Mix the sifted cacao powder & salt and sugar in a bowl.
  • Gradually add the mixture of the dried ingredients into the Stand Mixer while continue beating, until all is added and the whole thing turns into a creamy frosting.

Notes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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