Vegan Chocolate Ganache Frosting

I will start this post by saying – this frosting is so good, you cannot even tell it’s vegan. I really love making vegan desserts, but they have to be good desserts and not taste “vegan” to me. Delaney is my absolute worst critic though, even our Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies that everyone loves, and they are one of my all time favorite cookies – he’s like “they’re okay”. But, when he ate this frosting, all he said was “wow, that’s really good!”. I rest my case.

vegan chocolate ganache frosting

This vegan chocolate frosting only has a few simple ingredients, and best of all – there’s no vegan butter in it! This easy dairy free frosting only has a few simple ingredients and it’s so creamy, chocolatey, and delicious! I was never a frosting person growing up. When my mom baked our birthday cakes each year, I would always trade my brother his cake for my frosting. Until I opened the bakery, I couldn’t could care less about frosting. I’ve always preferred a glaze to a frosting. But, frosting has earned its place in my heart over the last ten years. And this smooth and creamy chocolate frosting is one of my favorite recipes to date – seriously!

This Vegan Chocolate Ganache Frosting recipe is enough frosting to frost any of the following:

• 6-inch layer cake

• 9 x 13-inch sheet cake

• 1 dozen cupcakes

• 1 1/2 dozen sandwich cookies

You’ll want to double the recipe if you’re making an 8-inch or 9-inch cake, or more cupcakes or cookies. Get the recipe below for my Vegan Chocolate Ganache Frosting.

vegan chocolate birthday cake

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

vegan chocolate birthday cake
vegan chocolate birthday cake

Vegan Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Recipe by Mimi



Use this Vegan Chocolate Ganache Frosting to top cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.


  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil, melted

  • 57 grams (2 tablespoons) Vegan Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • 354 grams (2 1/2 cups) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 28 grams (1/3 cup) organic Dutch cocoa powder, sifted

  • 1/4 cup organic unsweetened vanilla coconut milk


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the coconut oil, ganache, powdered sugar, cocoa, and coconut milk. Whisk on low, and then increase speed and whisk on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Frosting is ready to use.
  • Store anything made with this frosting in the fridge, because it has milk in it.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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