Easiest frosting to make ever with only 2 ingredients, this almond butter frosting is a versatile frosting recipe that’s healthier and lower in fat than other butter-based frosting recipes. It can also be sugar free and keto-friendly!
Who likes frosting?
Rather, who doesn’t?
I came up with this recipe late in the day when I was craving something sweet and indulgent. I toasted some bread and reached for a jar of Nutella, but ended up picking up almond butter instead! Funny coincidence, isn’t it?
Deciding I’d compromise somewhere between Nutella and almond butter, I stirred almond butter and some powdered sugar together. And that was all. Just two ingredients that brought my almond butter frosting recipe to life.
Now I use it for almost any cake recipe, like this one.
The texture is thick, fudgy and satisfying. It could seem a little heavy at first, but I figured out you only need to spread a thin layer of it on cakes to give it that “frosted cake” effect.
It’s also healthier than buttercream or whipped heavy cream, so I can afford to be more liberal with my frosting 🙂
Ingredients used to make this Frosting (just 2!)
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- Almond Butter, like this one or any other natural nut butter
- Powdered Sugar (also called confectioner’s sugar) – the regular kind or sugar-free powdered sugar for low-carb
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- You can replace half of the powdered sugar with protein powder for a high protein version!
- Try adding 1-2 Tbsp of cocoa powder to make it a chocolate almond butter frosting, or better yet POWDERED ESPRESSO
- To the frosting, add ½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a fall flavored frosting
- Add vanilla extract for more flavor, or other extracts like peppermint, hazelnut, banana, butter, the list goes on!
What are some ways you can use this frosting?
- To frost cakes (see how I did that below), muffins or cookies
- Use as a dessert dip (mix it with cream cheese, ricotta cheese or greek yogurt)
Paleo Pumpkin Cake with Easy Almond Butter FrostingSee Recipe
How to Store
You can keep this frosting covered at room temperature for up to 24 hours, but if you need to store them longer, you can place them in the fridge for up to a week or freeze up to 4 months. Defrost at room temperature.
**I’ve made this frosting a couple of times and the resulting texture is different depending on the almond butter, such as homemade vs store bought; drippy almond butter (with the almond oil) vs almond butter that doesn’t need to be stirred. You’ll have to adjust the amount of the powdered sugar by how thick or thin you want your frosting to be.
More Frosting Ideas
2-INGREDIENT ALMOND BUTTER FROSTING
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup powdered sugar of choice*
- Microwave almond butter for 15-30 seconds until softened.
- Sift and mix in powdered sugar in 1/4 cup increments, or until the frosting texture is as desired. See notes**