Sweet Potato Frosting

Chocolate sweet potato frosting ingredients

This recipe comprises only two ingredients: sweet potatoes and chocolate chips.

This will give you the best, most sweet flavor. This will also ensure that the frosting does not become watery.

You can use any chocolate chips you like. You can experiment with semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate. You could even use white chocolate chips.

Look for dairy-free chocolate chips to make vegan sweet potato frosting. This recipe is also gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and paleo when using sugar-free chocolate chips.

Is it possible to make this recipe without chocolate

If you are experimenting with cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips, add a source of fat, like almond butter, to give it a richer flavor.

Try my Healthy Chocolate Frosting or Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

You can use chocolate bars instead of chips if you don’t already have them on hand or don’t wish to go to the store.

Sweet potato frosting

Let your sweet potato cool down after baking, so it is not too hot.

The sweet potato flesh can be placed in a food processor. You can either discard the skin or eat it. Sweet potato skin contains fiber.

Melt the chocolate chips carefully in the microwave or with a double boiler. Chocolate chips can burn quickly, so remove them from the heat source before completely melting. Stir until smooth.

Add the melted chocolate to the food processor. Blend until smooth and thick.

It’s easy to decorate cakes with the frosting. You can pipe it through a piping tip or ziplock bag.

Sweet potato frosting nutrition

Chocolate chips may not be healthy, but sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, fiber, vitamin B, potassium, copper, and niacin.

This is a healthier option than the buttercream recipes from Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, or Pillsbury.

Comparatively, a serving of Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Frosting has three times as much sugar, twice the calories, and more than double the carbs.


One large sweet potato baked (not microwaved or steamed)

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips


After baking, let the sweet potato cool down so it is not too hot. Here is the best way to cook sweet potatoes. Just scoop the flesh and place it in a food processor. Melt the chocolate chips with care. Add the chocolate chips to a food processor and blend until smooth.

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