Yam Frosting

Prep Notes

I have also made this with a light-colored sweet potato and it worked just as well as a bright orange yam!

Cooking Time

10 minutes + chill time (about 1 hour)


about 2 cups


medium to large yam or 3/4 cup cooked yam (warm)

6 tbsp virgin coconut oil

1/4 cup maple syrup or raw agave

2 tbsp unsweetened organic applesauce

2 tbsp arrowroot powder

2 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp of vanilla powder)

pinch sea salt

(If making chocolate - 2 to 3 tbsp of raw cacao) 


Slice the yam and cook in a covered pan with warm water (medium heat) or in a steamer basket over medium heat until tender. You can then remove the skin easily.

Put all ingredients in high-powered blender and blend till smooth and creamy.

Scoop ingredients into a glass bowl and refrigerate till firm and chilled. Can also be put in freezer (30-40 minutes) for a faster chill, but must be occasionally stirred.


An amazing replacement to store-bought cake frosting! No one will know the difference (except for the color)!


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