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Healthy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Light and fluffy Healthy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting made with Greek yogurt and sweetened maple syrup for a lower sugar option. Lightly sweet, tangy, and irresistible on brownies, banana bread, or as a dip for strawberries. Tastes like no-bake chocolate cheesecake!

If you'd like sweeter frosting, use vanilla yogurt. You can also beat in 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time. Adding more maple syrup will make it too runny.


Ingredients

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  • 8oz block of cream cheese, softened to room temperature (I prefer full fat)
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (2% or whole milk)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted*

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer with electric beaters or a stand mixer and beat on medium speed for a few minutes, or until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Be sure to store any brownies or cupcakes with frosting in the refrigerator. Frosting can be left at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Notes

*Sifting will help eliminate those tiny clumps of cocoa you see in the frosting. This is optional, as it won't effect the flavor!

This recipe yields enough frosting for a dozen cupcakes or brownies.