Frosting is one of those things that’s super easy to make, but also easy to mess up. Take it from me, I’ve had a few bad frosting experiments myself. When making frosting, it’s important to find that delicate balance in texture. Not too thick, but not too runny.
It sounds easy, but it can truly be a challenge! No worries though, as usual I’ve got you covered. This Easy Vegan Vanilla Frosting is the perfect consistency and super versatile. It could be easily paired with this Easy Vegan Vanilla Cake!
How to Make Vegan Vanilla Frosting:
To make this Easy Vegan Vanilla Frosting, you’ll need just a few ingredients. Softened vegan butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a little non-dairy milk. The great thing about this recipe is that it can easily be used for different things. I chose to use this for icing cupcakes, but I could also see it being used for cakes as well.
If you’re looking for an icing to use for piping, I would definitely recommend this one! I used a large piping tip to create a simple swirl on the top of my cupcakes. It held together really well over the next few days until they all disappeared! In the past, I’ve had experiences where the icing doesn’t hold its shape and that’s definitely not the case here.
Though you can probably find dairy-free icing in the store, I would definitely recommend making your own! If you’ve never made icing before, I would encourage you to try it. It’s a lot easier than you might think!
However, for the best results, it’s important that you ensure your vegan butter is at room temperature. Not melted, just room temperature. Whenever I know I’m going to make icing, I’ll usually take it out the night before (if I’m thinking that far ahead). If I’ve waited until the day-of, I’ll take it out and set it on the counter near the stove and let it sit for a few hours.
I know you’ll love this frosting. It’s super easy to make and versatile! I’m looking forward to using it on a lot of different recipes this year. Give this icing a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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Easy Vegan Vanilla Frosting
- ½ cup softened vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix at a low speed, gradually increasing.
- Mix until icing is formed and is light and fluffy.
- Use as desired. Enjoy!