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Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting

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Making creamy and dreamy vegan frosting for you cakes, cupcakes, and even cookie cakes has never been easier with this Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting Recipe!

Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting being spread on a cake

Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting on a cake

Because sometimes you just need the perfect vanilla frosting to top your cupcakes or even your cookie cakes! This frosting recipe is easy and the results are creamy and dreamy. I hope you love it, too!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • Using minimal ingredients and a few easy steps, making vegan vanilla frosting has never been easier!
  • This frosting is so creamy and decadent, it’s truly the definition of a treat.
  • This recipe yields a good amount of frosting – It makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes or a 2-layer round cake!

What does this frosting go well with?

  • This frosting goes great with any sort of cake or cupcake! If you feel like getting extra creative, it would also go great on a cookie cake, like my Mega Deep Dish Cookie Cake.

Looking for other vegan frosting recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting:

  1. Using an electric stand or hand mixer, cream the shortening on a medium speed for about 30 seconds.
  2. Then, add half of the powdered sugar and half of the milk and mix for another 30 seconds.
  3. Next, add the salt and remaining sugar and milk.  Mix again for another 30 seconds. If you feel the frosting should be slightly thicker, add a spoonful or so more of powdered sugar.

Top Tips for Making Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting:

  • For slightly thinner frosting, add a splash of milk – but be careful – a little goes a long way!
  • This recipe makes enough frosting for about 18 cupcakes or a two layer cake.
  • Want to up your cake or cupcakes you’re frosting? Try topping with some vegan chocolate chips, vegan sprinkles, shaved coconut, or lemon zest.
  • Have leftover frosting? This frosting can stay in the fridge for about 5 days.

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

vegan vanilla frosting

Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting

Making creamy and dreamy vegan frosting for you cakes, cupcakes, and even cookie cakes has never been easier with this Sweet Vegan Vanilla Frosting Recipe!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Vanilla Frosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Non-Hydrogenated Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar (360 g)
  • 3 Tb. Non-Dairy Milk   I use almond - the whiter in color the better
  • A scant 1/4 tsp. Salt

Instructions

  • Using an electric stand or hand mixer, cream the shortening on a medium speed for about 30 seconds.
  • Then, add half of the powdered sugar and half of the milk and mix for another 30 seconds.
  • Next, add the salt and remaining sugar and milk.  Mix again for another 30 seconds. If you feel the frosting should be slightly thicker, add a spoonful or so more of powdered sugar.

Notes

  • For slightly thinner frosting, add a splash of milk - but be careful - a little goes a long way!
  • This recipe makes enough frosting for about 18 cupcakes or a two layer cake. 
  • Want to up your cake or cupcakes you're frosting? Try topping with some vegan chocolate chips, vegan sprinkles, shaved coconut, or lemon zest.
  • Have leftover frosting? This frosting can stay in the fridge for about 5 days.
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