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    Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

    Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting. Photo by beckagator

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    8 mins

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    Chef Joey Z.'s Note:

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

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    • 1/2 cup Earth Balance shortening
    • 1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine
    • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar (sift if lumpy)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (organic please)
    • 1/4 cup soymilk (plain or plain soy creamer)


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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 21, 2012


      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!

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    • on August 08, 2010


      I thought this was a great topping to my vegan cupcakes, it was a perfect consistency, I used almond milk instead of the soy and I have made it with coconut milk too, depending on what you are going for, if you want to add flavor just substitute flavoring for the vanilla extract--i used lemon extract for lemon buttercream.

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    • on December 24, 2008


      This was very good. I couldn't find the shortening, so I doubled the margarine but probably should have halved the recipe-- this makes a LOT of frosting. I used it to ice the Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes that appear on (from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.) Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (487 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 421.1
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 9.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 105.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 103.5 g
    Protein 0.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Earth Balance shortening

    Earth Balance margarine

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