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low FODMAP chocolate frosting on cake

Easy Low FODMAP Chocolate Frosting

Our Easy Low FODMAP Chocolate Frosting is fabulous on yellow cake, as shown, but also works beautifully with white cakes and chocolate cakes - or cupcakes!

Low FODMAP Servings: Makes enough for at least 12 cupcakes or 1, 8-inch (20 cm) or 9-inch (23 cm) layer cake; 12 servings

Course: Basic, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 12 servings
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick; 113 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 4 cups (360 g) sifted confectioners' sugar (whisked before measuring; plus extra as needed)
  • 4 ounces (115 g) unsweetened chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (165 ml) lactose-free milk, preferably whole, (plus extra as needed)


  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add a quarter of the sugar gradually (do this by eye), beating until beginning to combine, about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl once or twice.
  2. Add remaining confectioners' sugar, melted chocolate, vanilla and milk and beat on high speed until completely smooth and creamy. Keep beating until smooth and satiny! Frosting is now ready to use and is best if used immediately. Adjust texture as needed by adding a bit more confectioners' sugar or milk. Frosting may be refrigerated in an airtight container for 4 days. (Bring to room temperature and re-beat very well after storing).


  • Lactose: If you passed the lactose challenge, you can use regular dairy milk in lieu of the lactose-free milk.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Low FODMAP Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.