Easy vegan buttercream frosting

This tasty buttercream frosting is quick and easy to make - mix it up with different colourings and flavourings.

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I love a good cupcake and what's better than one smothered with buttercream frosting. This buttery ream recipe is vegan, easy and quick to make and the perfect sugary hit. This one definitely isn't for dieters.

🥘 Ingredients

  • icing sugar, sifted
  • vegan butter, softened
  • finely grated lime zest (optional)
  • a dash of vanilla extract (optional)
  • few drops food colouring (optional)

🔪 Instructions

Beat the sifted icing sugar together with the butter and any flavourings you'd like to use. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water or plant-based milk until you get your desired consistency.

Then fill a piping bag with the frosting and pipe onto your cakes or use a palette knife to spread over the cakes.

💭 Top tip

If you are not adding flavourings, use equal amounts of icing sugar and butter.

📖 Variations

If you are out of icing sugar but have cane sugar and cornflour you can try making your own!

👪 Serving size

The quantities in this recipe is enough for 12 cupcakes but it scales up easily. So just double the quantities for 24 cupcakes.

Don't forget to check out my other vegan dessert recipes.

Can it be made in advance?

This can be refrigerated for up to a week. I wouldn't suggest freezing it though.

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Recipe - Easy vegan buttercream frosting

This tasty buttercream frosting is quick and easy to make – mix it up with different colourings and flavourings.

  • Author: admin
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 0 Ices 12 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert Recipes
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 cup vegan butter (softened)
  • finely grated lime zest (optional)
  • a dash of vanilla extract (optional)
  • few drops food colouring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Beat the sifted icing sugar together with the butter and any flavourings you’d like to use. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water or plant-based milk until you get your desired consistency.

    Then fill a piping bag with the frosting and pipe onto your cakes or use a palette knife to spread over the cakes.

Notes

If you are not adding flavourings, use equal amounts of icing sugar and butter.

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