The perfect Buttercream Frosting

Here’s a simple, not cloyingly sweet, vegan buttercream frosting recipe that is easy to add whatever flavors your heart desires.

Here are some things to remember to make it the easiest recipe ever!

  • Make sure the margarine is at room temperature for at least an hour or so. If not, the frosting will never completely blend and stay lumpy.
  • The powdered sugar should be added one cup at a time. This limits the sugar dust and smoothness.
  • Sift the powdered sugar each time it is added to the butter to keep the frosting less dense. This isn’t necessary but it adds a nice silkiness.
  • Add pure vanilla extract instead of imitation. This gives the frosting a smooth flavor.
  • Adding a small amount of non-dairy milk helps increase the spread-ability of the frosting and can be altered depending on the consistency desired- such as piping or for pouring over as an icing.
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Once the vanilla frosting is complete you can add any flavoring you desire. Just remember that any additional liquid will decrease the thickness. I like to add freeze dried fruits to not only add flavor but also some great color.

Here’s a frosting with freeze dried strawberries. So yummy in flavor and such a soft pretty pink. 

Here’s a frosting with freeze dried strawberries. So yummy in flavor and such a soft pretty pink. 

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What flavors do you like best?

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