Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by Chef Joey Z.

I got this recipe from I needed a vegan icing recipe and this one looks very nice.

Top Review by MarthaStewartWanabe

This is the first time I've made vegan "buttercream" frosting, so I was surprised at how well it came out. The consistency is just right for piping. I did feel the flavor was a bit bland (probably because I'm accustomed to dairy-based buttercream), so I added 1 tsp. more of vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp. of salt. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I made it because one of my son's friends has a milk allergy, and I didn't want the little guy to feel left out when the rest of his friends enjoyed their cupcakes. Thanks again! This one's a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup Earth Balance shortening
  • 12 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 3 12 cups icing sugar (sift if lumpy)
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla extract (organic please)
  • 14 cup soymilk (plain or plain soy creamer)


  1. Beat the shortening and margarine together until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat for 3 more minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla. Add the soy milk/creamer slowly. You should be left with a light fluffy frosting.
  3. You can also stir in a 1/2 cup of crushed cookies, or vegan chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies.

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