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Chocolate Frosting

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Category: Frostings
# of Servings: 2 1/2 cups
Recipe Created By: Linda Marienhoff Coss

Chocolate Frosting

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1/2 cup dairy-free margarine, room temperature
2 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 1/2 Tbsp water
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Place butter or margarine, honey, and vanilla in mixing bowl. Sift cocoa into this bowl. Using electric beaters at low speed, cream these ingredients together. Add water. Sift powdered sugar into mixture. Beat with electric beaters on medium speed until well mixed.


Makes about 2-1/2 cups frosting, enough to frost a 9-inch double-layer cake

Reprinted with permission from “What’s to Eat? The Dairy-, Egg- and Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook” by Linda Marienhoff Coss available at and


Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.

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