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Oblique horizontal image of a glass bowl of vegan chocolate fudge frosting, on a weathered and unfinished wood table with several pitted Medjool dates in soft focus in the background.

Vegan Fudgy Date Frosting

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Fudgy, decadent, and vegan, this chocolate date frosting is naturally sweetened and spreads beautifully on top of a homemade cake.


  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 67 large)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place dates and hot water in a high-speed blender or food processor, and let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Once dates have softened, blend on high or pulse until smooth.
  3. Add cocoa powder, almond butter, and salt. Blend or pulse until well combined.
  4. Pour frosting into a bowl or resealable container. Use immediately, or store for 5-7 days max.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Cook, Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: frosting, fudge frosting, dates, vegan dessert, chocolate