Best Ever Buttercream Frosting (Dairy Free)

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Nothing says happy birthday like a real birthday cake. You know, from scratch with delicious decadent and rich buttercream frosting. When you are gluten free and dairy free you might think that you will never again enjoy such a thing, but my Vanilla Cake or Chocolate Cake recipe with this fluffy and rich frosting will make your birthday worth celebrating again.



I never loved buttercream prior to creating this recipe. I always felt is was too rich to enjoy.




This recipe is light and fluffy but provides the perfect amount of sweetness to your desserts.


With only 5 ingredients you will find yourself turning to this recipe because it so simple to make and will never let you down.

This frosting is incredibly simple to make and also pipes well. You can put it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to stiffen after making it if it is too soft.

When I decorate cakes I put a thin layer on and then refrigerate for 10 minutes in between each layer. This gives it time to set so its not melting off while you are decorating.
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I have also created a Chocolate Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting that is amazing if you are a coconut lover like I am.

So, for your next birthday or gathering be sure to make this buttercream. You will find it incredibly simple but so very delicious.


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Vanilla Buttercream


Ingredients

½ cup earth’s best dairy free butter

½ cup vegetable shortening (I used Spectrum Organic Shortening -- 24 oz )

2 1/2  cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

4 tsp. dairy free milk




Directions

  1. With a beater or stand mixer cream the butter and shortening
  2. Add sugar and beat for 1 minute.
  3. Add vanilla and milk and beat 3 minutes until very smooth and fluffy. Enjoy!







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Chocolate Buttercream

Ingredients:

½ cup Vegan Butter

½ Cup Vegetable Shortening (I used Spectrum Organic Shortening -- 24 oz)

2 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla

½ Cup Cocoa Powder

6 tsp. Dairy Free Milk



Directions:

  1. With a beater or stand mixer cream butter and shortening
  2. Add sugar and cocoa and beat for 1 minute.
  3. Add vanilla and milk.
  4. Beat on medium high speed for 3 minutes until very smooth and fluffy. Enjoy!