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Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

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4 cups
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131 Ratings 

Ingredients (5)

  • 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated shortening
  • 1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted if clumpy
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain soy milk or soy creamer
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories311
  • Fat19.26g
  • Saturated fat4.25g
  • Trans fat2.99g
  • Carbs35.46g
  • Fiber0.04g
  • Sugar34.56g
  • Protein0.22g
  • Cholesterol0g
  • Sodium76.47mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (10 servings) Powered by

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Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

This is our all-purpose “go-to” vegan frosting. It’s great for piping into lush, swirling mountains of frostiness, and just as good for spreading onto a cupcake like rolling hills of heaven. This recipe makes a lot, so you can halve it if you are going to be spreading the frosting rather than piping it. It’s especially delicious adorned with some chocolate sandwich cookies and put atop our tender Basic (Vegan) Chocolate Cupcake.

Instructions

  1. 1Beat the shortening and margarine together until well combined and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes.
  2. 2Add the vanilla and soy milk, and beat for another 5 to 7 minutes until fluffy.

Variation:
Cookies ‘n’ Cream Frosting: Stir in 1/2 cup (about 5 cookies; mash first, then measure) of finely mashed vegan chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, like Newman-O’s. Frost cupcakes generously, and top each cupcake with half of a sandwich cookie.

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