Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

A vegan version of classic frosting- use for birthday cakes, cupcakes and cookies!

2 cups frosting (enough for a 9-inch cake or 12 cupcakes)

Recipe Categories:

Desserts VeganGluten-Free

Updated: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:44pm


  • ½ cup vegan shortening, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegan margarine, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 3-4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons vanilla soy creamer


  1. Beat the shortening, margarine, and extract/paste in a large bowl until creamy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and soy creamer in increments, beating continuously until fluffy and light. Scrape sides and continue beating to slightly fluff the frosting. Add more powdered sugar for a stiffer frosting, more soy creamer for a softer frosting.
  3. Use a butter knife to spread onto cupcakes, or use a pastry bag and pipe swirls onto the tops.