Cooking Adventures · Home Living · Lactose-free Cooking

Delicious Vegan Buttercream Frosting

For our wedding last March, I played around with different frosting/icing recipes. This recipe is fantastic tasting- not heavy, but decadent and very tasty! It is also easy to pipe. This is also a crusting buttercream. So, so good!

As an example of the smooth piping and staying qualities, check out the cookie cake below.

For the measurements, I added a range on the two ingredients you might need to tinker with. Start with the lower measurements and add as needed. Another tip: be sire the butter is not melting. This will affect the final texture.


  • 1/2 c. vegan butter (I used Earth Balance Vegan, Soy-free spread)
  • 4 1/2- 5 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 1/2-5 TBS coconut milk


Mix together the butter and 2 cups of powdered sugar until creamed. Add the salt, vanilla, milk, and remaining 2 1/2 c. sugar. Mix well. If the consistency is not firm enough, add another cup of sugar and coconut milk in 1/2 TBS increments, mixing well after each adjustment.

Ice the dessert when it is completely cooled. Store leftover frosting in the refrigerator. This recipe makes about 2 cups. Happy baking!

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