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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- Big Green House #greekyogurt #frosting #chocolate #chocolatefrosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- A low fat, creamy chocolate frosting made with Greek yogurt. Use it with your favorite dessert!

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- Big Green House #greekyogurt #frosting #chocolate #chocolatefrosting

I recently came across an interesting recipe over on the Cabot Creamery site. It peaked my interest immediately.

Greek yogurt + Powdered sugar = frosting?

Now, I have made baked goods with Greek yogurt. A few examples- –doughnuts, banana bread, waffles, cake and pancakes.

Frosting? It never crossed my mind. 🤷‍♀️

I did not follow the noted recipe from Cabot completely. But, used it as a jumping off point for my own. The Cabot recipe was more of a glaze-type frosting, in my opinion. While it was pretty yummy, I was looking to make it a bit less sweet and more fluffy.

The Ingredients List:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Shortening
  • Vanilla
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- Big Green House #greekyogurt #frosting #chocolate #chocolatefrosting
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- Big Green House #greekyogurt #frosting #chocolate #chocolatefrosting

A few recipe notes:

  • If you wish to make the original plain recipe, find it here.
  • This recipe makes about 3 cups of frosting . I was able to frost 12 regular size cupcakes and an 8 x 8 size cake with it.
  • Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator.
  • This frosting is on the thicker side, but, I was able to pipe the cupcakes without any issue.
  • These cupcakes and cake were made with my Doctored Up Cake Mix recipe.

Used in this Recipe:

linking up and weekend potluck

Yield: approx 3 cups

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- Big Green House #greekyogurt #frosting #chocolate #chocolatefrosting

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Frosting- A low fat, creamy chocolate frosting made with Greek yogurt. Use it with your favorite dessert! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBSP shortening
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat yogurt and shortening until combined. Add in cocoa powder and vanilla. Gradually add in powdered sugar and beat until desired consistency is reached.

Notes

  • Lightly adapted from Cabot

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3 cups

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1186Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 279gFiber: 1gSugar: 270gProtein: 3g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on abiggreenhouse.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

Jen

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Do you need to keep the frosting in the fridge or can it sit out? I want to use this for my daughters first birthday but I don’t want it to be cold when she eats it.

Erin

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Hi Jen- If the weather in your area is hot/humid, I would recommend leaving it in the fridge until about 30 minutes before serving/frosting. If the weather is mild, you should have no problem leaving it at room temperature. Happy Birthday to your daughter..hope she has a great day and enjoys her cake. 🥳

Marilyn

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

What kind of shortening? Crisco, butter, lard--what? TY

Erin

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Hi Marilyn- Crisco baking sticks are what I like to use with this frosting.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,506. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

April J Harris

Sunday 18th of October 2020

Erin, this is wonderful! I love the idea of using yogurt in a frosting .It looks so creamy and it's so much healthier! Thank you so much for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Sharing!

Erin

Monday 19th of October 2020

Thanks April!

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