Two-Ingredient Yogurt Icing

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I enjoy baking and especially love the easy, quick, recipes that you can make with only a few ingredients! After baking a cake one morning, I discovered the yummiest, “sort of healthy,” two-ingredient yogurt icing!

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Sweet, Smooth, and Tangy!

For some reason, when it comes to the icing part I often can’t decide on what topping to make. Icings are not so difficult but I LIKE two-steps and… voila! So, as most are “too” much work. I’m always looking for an easier option.

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Chocolate Ganache Icing sinks a little into the top of whatever you pour it on and it sets with an incredibly smooth and glossy finish making you feel like an absolute pro at icing!

It’s my all-time favorite and of course, it’s made from just two ingredients. If you’ve ever heard the word “ganache” and don’t know what that is, it’s just chocolate and cream and it tastes heavenly!

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It’s super easy and delicious so it’s definitely worth a try! Get the recipe!


So, Back To The Yogurt Icing

Because we both love chocolate I often don’t have any to make my favorite icing. And so I had to use other less-satisfying and slightly more complicated icing recipes until I found this one.

I’d just made a gorgeous moist cake and it was time to frost it. No chocolate in the fridge, no surprise! I’m not a fan of buttercream icing or water icing so I was a little stuck.

Suddenly, I remembered the plain yogurt in the fridge and knew there had to be a great “healthy” recipe somewhere on Pinterest that used plain yogurt to make icing. I found some great ones but they were a little too complicated.

So I decided to make my own recipe and it doesn’t get easier than this! All you need are two ingredients and in five minutes you’ll have a smooth, glossy, “healthy,” yogurt icing.

The tanginess of the yogurt adds a wonderful twist to your baking and BEST of all, you probably have both ingredients at home!


2-Ingredient Yogurt Icing

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Yogurt Icing

Recipe by Joanna Steele / accordingtojo.comCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
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A tangy and divine icing that could be considered “healthy!” It tastes best when used on a lemon or vanilla cake!


  • Plain or Greek Yogurt (amount depends on consistency)

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar


  • Sieve icing sugar.
  • Add 1/2 cup of yogurt and mix.
  • Continue adding until you reach the consistency you’d like (the more yogurt the tangier the taste also the thinner the icing so keep an eye on your consistency)
  • Allow cake to cool completely.
  • Evenly spread/pour over your cake.
  • Place in the fridge and allow to set.
  • Enjoy!


*Final Tip

Although this gorgeous icing is nice on chocolate cake, the flavors don’t go as well as they do on a vanilla or lemon cake. The tanginess of the yogurt icing complements a vanilla or lemon cake perfectly!

Leave a comment when you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear what you think!

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