Versatile Vegan Chocolate Frosting (Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Versatile Vegan Chocolate Frosting (Dairy Free, Egg Free) created by jodyendres

This is my favorite frosting because it meets allergy needs and it is super adaptable, quick and easy and OH-SO-FLUFFY and GOOD!

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6mins
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ingredients

  • 12 cup margarine, softened (I like Earth Balance)
  • 12 cup shortening
  • 12 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (dutch processed if you have it)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 14 1/4 cup coconut milk or 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or extract of your choice, match to the flavor you want) (optional)

directions

  • Using a stand mixer with paddle or whisk attachment, cream the margarine and shortening together.
  • Add cocoa, powdered sugar and the liquids and mix slowly until incorporated; going too fast on this step is messy -- powdered sugar clouds and splatters -- go slow until you get those mixed in!
  • Beat on high until fluffy. It usually takes 5-8 minutes of beating in the mixer for this to get super fluffy --- you will see the texture change and the color gets significantly lighter as well. If it doesn't lighten, it isn't ready.
  • Variations: To vary the flavor, try different extracts: almond, peppermint, orange, rum, raspberry, etc. Try using orange juice or coffee instead of the milk. This chocolate base is really a great starting point to get a ton of gourmet flavor if you're up for it! ENJOY!
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  1. Leeza K.
    this is really good! i had to use pudding instead of the shortening, and it came out really well! the only drawback is that the yield is a little smaller than expected. otherwise a very helpful recipe!
  2. Leeza K.
    this is really good! i had to use pudding instead of the shortening, and it came out really well! the only drawback is that the yield is a little smaller than expected. otherwise a very helpful recipe!
  3. jodyendres
    Versatile Vegan Chocolate Frosting (Dairy Free, Egg Free) Created by jodyendres
  4. shonniel
    Delicious and easy to make. My only changes were to use coconut oil in place of shortening and reduce the sugar to 2 cups. I might even reduce it further as it was still very sweet (not a bad thing' we want to cut down on sugar though). It's very spreadable and pretty looking too. Thanks!
  5. shonniel
    Delicious and easy to make. My only changes were to use coconut oil in place of shortening and reduce the sugar to 2 cups. I might even reduce it further as it was still very sweet (not a bad thing' we want to cut down on sugar though). It's very spreadable and pretty looking too. Thanks!
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