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This chocolate frosting is perfect for the chocoholics in your life! It’s so thick and creamy and amazing, and always my go-to when chocolate frosting is called for.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening on high speed for 30 seconds or until it’s fluffy and smooth.
  2. Add 2 cups powdered sugar, the vanilla and 5 Tb. almond milk and mix on low for 20 seconds.
  3. Next, add the remaining powdered sugar, almond milk, cocoa powder, and salt and mix on low again for 20 seconds.
  4. Afterwards, switch to high speed and cream for about 1 minute or until the mixture is fluffy and resembles frosting.

If you decide to try this chocolate frosting, please leave a rating and a comment below – I’d love to know what you think! Thanks a bunch.

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Frosting

This chocolate frosting is perfect for the chocoholics in your life! It's so thick and creamy and amazing, and always my go-to when chocolate frosting is called for.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy free Frosting, Vegan Chocolate Frosting
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Stand or hand mixer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar, divided
  • 10 Tb. Original Unsweetened Almond Milk, divided
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup + 4 Tb. Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening on high speed for 30 seconds or until it's fluffy and smooth.
  • Add 2 cups powdered sugar, the vanilla and 5 Tb. almond milk and mix on low for 20 seconds.
  • Next, add the remaining powdered sugar, almond milk, cocoa powder, and salt and mix on low again for 20 seconds.
  • Afterwards, switch to high speed and cream for about 1 minute or until the mixture is fluffy and resembles frosting.

Notes

Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes or a 2-layer round cake
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Comments

Lizzie D

according to your website you promote healthy nutrition, but a recipe with shortening is far from healthy. I understand it makes for a creamy frosting but has no health benefits at all & should be avoided. Healthy food can taste delicious without adding these artery clogging ingredients.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi there, the majority of my recipes are actually very healthy… I use whole, plant based foods and minimal oil of any kind. (My goal is make sure my dishes don’t taste “healthy” though!) The recipes on this site show an example of how my family and I eat MOST of the time, and how I recommend others should eat most of the time, as well. However, when a birthday, holiday, or celebration of any kind comes up, yes, I do believe it’s ok to have a dessert or treat with some plant based saturated fat in it. A cupcake every once in a while isn’t going to ruin your health, just so long as what you eat the remainder of the time is the good stuff. After all, food is a big part of people’s lives, and for most people I know, this includes having occasional indulgent treats. Just a note: I do aim to use the healthiest and highest quality ingredients for my treat recipes, but when it comes to frosting, the plant based saturated fat was necessary to make it work. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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